The Coterie & Newmarket Macaroni

As a college student at Cambridge University, Richard St. George lived close to the horse racing center of Newmarket, England, referenced in the title of this cartoon. The gentleman rider shown here is not wearing the gaudy clothing of a typical “macaroni.” Instead his dress is more refined. The message that St. George tried to convey with this cartoon is unclear. 

The Coterie & Newmarket Macaroni 
Drawn by Richard Mansergh St. George; Published by Matthew and Mary Darly 
May 1, 1773
Etching, Watercolor
Courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University