Tag Archives: caricature

A Wheelbarrow to Hell

In a previous post, The natural History of the Wheelbarrow, I published a series of images in which a woman was carried around in a wheelbarrow, usually by a loving husband or servants. The first image, however, showed a devil … Continue reading

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Edible Clothes Redux

When I posted two of George Cruikshank’s caricatures which might have inspired Edward Lear in writing “The New Vestments” I forgot to link to this great article on Lear’s poem by Carol Rumens in the Guardian of 30 December 2013: Edward Lear’s The … Continue reading

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Edible Clothes

See the Graphic Arts blog for a detailed description of the above prints. Edward Lear, “The New Vestments,” Laughable Lyrics, 1877. There lived an old man in the kingdom of Tess, Who invented a purely original dress; And when it was … Continue reading

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Bonnets

George Cruikshank, Undeviating Rectitude, 1819. British Museum images.

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The Natural History of the Wheelbarrow

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Dancing Monstrosities

In a previous post I showed that Edward Lear was probably at least partially indebted to George Cruikshank for the frequently recurring osmosis between humans and animals, and I posted Cruiskhank’s Montrosities of 1821 as an example of extremely caricatural … Continue reading

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A Choice Collection of Queens and Kings, and other Things

In February 2011 I posted a review of some Christmas books for 1874, “Nonsense for Big and Little Babies” from Judy. Among the books reviewed was A Choice Collection of Queens and Kings, and other Things by S.A. the Princess Hesse Schwartzbourg, … Continue reading

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