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An obese bald-headed old man seated in an armchair while a shopman pours oil from a bottle on to his scalp, at his feet is a basin to receive the overflow, on the ground is a fool's cap with ears and behind them stands a woman with a shock of brown hair who looks in horror at her reflection in a wall-mirror. Etching after T. Rowlandson, c. 1814.

Lettering: Macassar oil, an oily puff for soft heads.