A similarly flattering engraving of myself entitled “The Fly-Catching Macaroni” an etching, coloured by hand, representing me, Sir Joseph Banks, standing with one foot on each of two globes. The spheres are reversed to each other. The Antartick Circle of one, and the Artick Circle of the other, being uppermost. With a bat-shaped fly-catcher in each hand, I, Sir Joseph endeavour to catch a splendidly-coloured Butterfly. I have the ears of an ass, an ostrich plume is in my hat ; to my head is attached the Macaroni club of hair. Below the design these lines are engraved : ” I rove from pole to pole. You ask me why. I tell you Truth, and catch a— Fly.”
"Macaronis" were the personal caricatures of my time.
No tea towel or refrigerator magnet or mouse pad of me, for some reason.