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-1430884
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Grotefqzze 
Irlijiary qf Caricature and 
caricature or burlefque familiar to the mediaeval fculptor and illuininator 
which did not from time to time appear on thefe popular flgns. A few 
of the old figns [till preferved, efpecially in the quaint old towns of 
France, Germany, and the Netherlands, {how us how frequently they 
 were made the infrruments of popular fatire. 
 A lign not uncommon in France was La 
l  __N Truie gui file (the fow fpinning). Our cut 
1  No. 59 reprefents this fubject as treated on 
mm ;a_n old llign, a carving it; bat-relief of the 
 -   X teenti century on a oue in the Rue 
1. I  it Ix ,   
it     du Marche-aux-Poirees, in Rouen. The fow 
la  V appears here in the character of the induftrious 
 ff;  houfewife, employing herfelf in fpinning at 
it   the fame time that [he is attending to the 
39   wants of her children. There is :1 fingularly 
 ll 1  fatirical [ign at Beauvais, on a houfe which 
 "sit" 4, ,lllEI.:. 8    
   bi  was formerlyoccupied byan dpzczer-moutardier, 
      or grocer who made muitard, in the Rue du 
 "  gt-'jJl'" Chatel. In front of this figu, which is repre- 
 ulel  fented in our cut No. 60, appears a large 
1 g muftard-mill, on one fide of which Hands 
 N_ Folly with a Raff in here hand, with wl' h 
N" 60'  {he is itirring the muitard, while an rihce, 
with a fort of fardonic grin, throws in a feafoning, which may be 
conjectured by his pofturefi The trade-mark of the individual who 
adopted this Frrange device, is carved below. 
" See an interesting little book on this subject by M. Ed. de Ia Qu6ri6re, 
entitled " Recherches sur les Enseignes des Maisons Particulikres," 8v0., Rouen, 
1852, from which both the above examples are taken.
        

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