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-1434368
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Hzjivry 
Of 
Caricature 
and 
Grotefgue 
revifed by his friend, Dr. Morell, the compiler of the "Thefaurus," 
whofe name became thus affociated with the book. This work expofed 
its author to a hofl of violent attacks, and to unbounded ridicule, e['pe- 
cially from the whole tribe of offended artifts. A great number of cari- 
catures upon Hogarth and his line of beauty appeared during the year 
I754, which {how the bitternefs of the hatred he had provoked; and to 
hold liill further their terror over his head, molt of them are infcribed 
with 
the words, " To 
continued. 
Among the artilis who efpecially 
Ggnalifed themfelves by their zeal againfc him, was Paul Sandby, to 
whom we owe fome of the heft of thefe anti-Hogarthian caricatures. 
One of thefe is entitled, "A New Dunciad, done with a view of 
[Hxing] the fluetuating ideas of tafie." In the principal group (which is 
given in our cut N0. 208), Hogarth is reprefented playing with a pantin, 
or figure which was moved into aftivity by pulling a firing. The firing 
takes fornewhat the form of the line of beauty, which is alfo drawn upon 
his palette. This Hgure is defcribed underneath the pieture as " a painter 
at
        

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