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-1430542
 
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qf Caricature 
Grotejgue 
For the drawing of the other fculpture to which I allude, I am 
indebted to Mr. Robinfon. It is one of the fubjesfts carved on the 
fagade of the church of St. Gilles, near Nifrnes, and is a work of the 
twelfth century. It appears to reprefent the young David ilaying 
the giant Goliah, the latter fully armed in fcale armour, and with {hield 
and fpear, like a Norman knight ; while to David the artiil has given a 
Hgure which is feminine in its forms. What we might take at firfi fight 
for a baiket of apples, appears to be meant for a fupply of {tones for the 
{ling which the young hero carries fufpended from his neck. He has 
{lain the giant with one of thefe, and is cutting off his head with his own 
fword. 
        

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