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.