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The art of caricature
July 31, 2004 2:04 AM   Subscribe

The Lewis Walpole Library has digitized 10,000 images from its superb collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century satirical prints -- not the only collection of its kind on the Internet, but certainly one of the largest and best. Search under "Gillray", "Rowlandson" or "Cruikshank" and browse a selection of images from the golden age of English caricature. Everyone will have their own favourites, but here are a few of mine: Rowlandson's Author and Bookseller, Cruikshank's The Headache and Gillray's Advantages of Wearing Muslin Dresses.
posted by verstegan (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Very cool.. Thanks!
posted by Mijnkopthee at 3:23 AM on July 31, 2004


Walpole? Library?
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resist...
obvious...
joke...

Actually, these are good. Good link.
posted by planetkyoto at 3:52 AM on July 31, 2004


great stuff--thanks!
posted by amberglow at 6:53 AM on July 31, 2004


Great link, thanks. I have a personal interest in digital collections.

In a similar vein you might want to check out the NLS's Word on the Street: How Ordindary Scots in Bygone Days Found out what was Happening.
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 8:52 AM on July 31, 2004


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