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-1431442
150 
IJMW 
Gr'0t1jQue 
and 
Caricature 
Of 
feries of fculptures which crown the battleinents of the cloiiiers of 
Magdalen College, Oxford, executed a very few years after the middle of 
the iifteenth century, amid many figures of a very mifcellaneous charaefer, 
there are feveral which were thus, no doubt, intended to be reprefen- 
tatives of vices, if not of virtues. I give two examples of thefe curious 
fculptures. 
D70. 
IOO. 
Luxury  
The firfl, No. 99, is generally conlidered to reprefent gluttony, and it 
is a remarkable circumftance that, in a building the charaeter of which 
was partly ecclefiaitical, and which was eretited at the expenfe and under 
the direetious of a great prelate, Bifhop Waixiilete, the vice of gluttony, 
with WhlCl1 the ecclefiaftical order was efpecially reproached, fhould be 
reprefented in eccleiiafiical cotlume. It is an additional proof that the 
detail of the work of the building was left entirely to the builders. The 
coarfe, bloated features of the face, and the " villainous" low forehead, 
are
        

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