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

Caricature and 
Hffiory Of 
Its power was greateft on the middle and lower claffes of fociety, that 1s, 
on the people, the tiers dtat, which was now thrown prominently forward. 
The new focial theory is proclaimed in a print, of which a fac-Iimile will 
be found in the " Mufee de la Caricature," by E. J. Jaime, and which, 
from the Ityle and coflume, appears to be German. The three orders, 
the church, the lord of the land, and the people, reprefented refpeclively 
by a bifhop, a knight, and a cultivator, [land upon the globe in an honour- 
able equality, each receiving direct from heaven the emblems or imple- 
ments of his duties. To the bilhop is delivered his bible, to the hu{band- 
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man his mattock, and to the knight the fword with which he is to 
proteet and defend the others. This print--fee cut No. I72--which 
bears the title, in Latin, " Quis te praetulit ? " (Who chofe thee P) belongs 
probably to the earlier half of the Hxteenth century. A painting in the 
Hotel de Ville of Aix, in Provence, reprefents the fame fubject much 
more fatirically, intending to delineate the three orders as they were, and 


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