Volltext: A history of caricature and grotesque in literature and art

qf Caricature 
which they were taken. The Greeks, as we know from many fources, 
were extremely fond of parodies of every defcription, whether literary or 
pinitorial. The ihbjenil of our cut No. 9 is a good example of the parodies 
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Na. 9. A Greek Parudy. 
found on the Greek pottery; it is taken from a fine Etmfcan vafefe and 
has been fuppofed to be a parody on the vifit of Jupiter to Alcmena. 
This appears rather doubtful, but there can be no doubt that it is a 
burlefque reprefentation of the vifit of a lover to the object of his afpira- 
tions. The lover, in the comic mafk and coftume, mounts by a ladder to 
the window at which the lady prefents herfelf, who, it mutt be confeifed, 
prefents the appearance of giving her admirer a very cold reception. He 
tries to conciliate her by a prefent of what feem to be apples, inftead of 
Given in Panofka, " Antiques du Cabinet Pou 
rtalbs," pl.


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