Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

A history of caricature and grotesque in literature and art
Wright, Thomas Fairholt, Frederick William
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cinia," " I come, I come, Dulcinia." The beii, perhaps, of this lot of 
caricatures is a large engraving by the well-known Picart, inferted among 
the Dutch colledtion with explanations in Dutch and French, and which 
was re-engraved in London, with Englifh de-fcriptions and applications. 
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It is a general fatire on the madnefs of the memorable year I720. Folly 
appears as the charioteer of Fortune, whofe car is drawn by the reprefen- 
tatives of the numerous companies which had fprung up at this time, 
moft of which appear to be more or leis unfound. Many of thefe agents 
have the tails of foxes, " to {how their policy and cunning," as the explana- 
tion informs us. The devil is feen in the clouds above, blowing bubbles 
of foap, which mix with the paper which Fortune is difiributing to the 
crowd. 'The picture 1S crowded with figures, fcattered in groups, who 
are employed in a variety of occupations conneited with the great folly of 
the day, one of which, as an example, is given in our cut No. 194. It is 
a transfer of ftock, made through the medium of a Jew broker. 


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