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  • Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures
  • Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures
  • Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures
  • Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures
  • Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures
  • Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures
  • Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures
  • Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures

Title   Album of seventeen miniature-sized pen-and-ink caricatures

Binding   Morocco spine. Blindstamped cloth boards.

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    1857

Seller ID   006072

Oblong, 11 by 19 cm. Nine leaves with 17 cartoons or caricatures, all done on a miniature scale, which is a part of their charm. Each drawing has a short caption written in block letters. The drafting is quite fine -- these drawings could pass for published work of the mid-Victorian era. And the visual humor, showing drunks, sleepers, musical bandits, the injured, etc., holds up remarkably well. Neat though the captions are, an inscription presumably to the artist's sister is not entirely legible to us, and thus we can not identify the artist, other than to state that the artist was probably a woman. And that adds interest to the album, as generally such caricature work was then more common among men.

Price = 275.00 USD



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