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-1432509
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qf Caricature 
HijWJ' 
and 
Gratqfgue 
was publifhed at the fame time, and ufually accompanies it. This monfrer 
is faid to have been born at Freyburg, in Mifnia, and is Hmply a rather 
coarfe emblem of the monachal charaiier. 
The volume of caricatures juft mentioned contains feveral fatires on 
the pope, which are all very fevere, and many of them clever. One has 
a movable leaf, which covers the upper part of the pi-Eture; when it is 
down, We have a reprefentation of the pope in his ceremonial robes, and 
Tlzs Head (f I112 Pqpary. 
over it the infcription ALEX  VI  PONT  MAX. Pope Alexander VI. 
was the infamous Roderic Borgia, a man {iained with all the crimes and 
vices which iirike mofl horror into men's minds. When the leaf is raifed, 
another figure joins itfelf with the lower part of the former, and reprelents 
a papal demon, crowned, the crofs being transformed into an infirument 
of infernal punilhment. This figure is reprefented in our cut No. 149. 
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