Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
Bowles Maccaroni Hairdressing

Carington BOWLES

The Lilly-White Macaroni.

4.5 x 6 inches

The print depicts a gentlemen taking snuff whilst his elaborate coiffure is being attended to by a hairdresser.

The Macaroni Club of the 1770s set the fashion for gentlemen to wear their hair in a most preposterous style. It was combed upwards into a conical shaped toupee of monstrous size and behind the hair was plaited and tied together in a solid bundle. This image from 1772 depicts the fashionable hairdresser and his dandy client sporting the new style.


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