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

of Caricature 
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uncovered there were two. Mazois, who made the drawing from which 
our out is taken, before the original had periihed-for it was found in a 
Iiate of decay-imagined that the birds typified fome well-known 
fingers or muficians, but they are, perhaps, merely intended for cranes, 
birds fo generally alfociated with the pigmies. 
According to an ancient writer, combats of pigrnies were favourite 
reprefentations on the walls of taverns and {hops {)9 and, curioufly enough, 
the walls of a [hop in Pompeii have furniihed the pioture reprefentecl in 
our cut No. 22, which has evidently been intended for a caricature, 
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probably a parody. All the pigmies in this picture are crowned with 
laurel, as though the painter intended to turn to ridicule fome over- 
pompous triumph, or fome public, perhaps religious, ceremony. The two 
figures to the left, who are clothed in yellow and green garments, appear 
to be difputing the poffeflion of a bowl containing a liquid. One of 
thefe, like the two figures on the right, has a hoop thrown over his 
fhoulder. The firft of the latter perfonages Wears a violet drefs, and 
holds in his right hand a rod, and in his left a ftatuette, apparently of a 
Problem. Aristotelic.


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