Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
A history of caricature and grotesque in literature and art
Person:
Wright, Thomas Fairholt, Frederick William
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1429385
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1430841
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Grotqgue 
taken from the monde Z,-qfiornel The hare, matter of his old enemy, the 
dog, has become hunter hirnfelf, and feated upon the dog's back he rides 
vigoroufly to the chace, blowing his horn as he goes. The defign is 
fpiritedly executed, and its fatirical intention is fhown by the monttrous 
and mirthful face, with the tongue lolling out, figured on the outer 
corner of the tile. It will be feen that four of thefe tiles are intended to 
be joined together to make the complete piece. In an illumination 
in a manufcript of the fourteenth century in the Britiih Mufeum 
(MS. Reg. TO E  the hares are taking a {till more fevere vengeance 
ywire in tlze Hands qfthe Perjferuted. 
on their old enemy. The dog has been caught, brought to trial for his  
numerous murders, and condemned, and they are reprefented here 
(cut No. 55) conducting him in the criminal's cart to the gallows. Our 
cut No. 56, the fuhjeet of which is furnifhed by one of the carved Halls 
in Sherborne Minfter (it is here copied from the engraving in Carter's 
" Specimens of Ancient Sculpture"), reprefents another execution fcene, 
(imilar in fpirlll i0 the f0rI11er. The geefe have feized their old enemy, 
Reynard, and are hanging him on a gallows, while two monks, who 
attend the execution, appear to be amufed at the energetic manner in 
which
        

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