The Caricaturist's Apology

Giles Grinagain, English, active early 19th century

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1801

Etching with hand coloring on paper

Image: 7 1/16 × 8 7/8 in. (17.9 × 22.6 cm)

Sheet: 9 × 10 9/16 in. (22.8 × 26.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Awards Fund

2007.39.5

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Numbered, in ink, upper right: 1/6; signed, in plate, lower left margin: Giles Grinagain in. et f.; titled, in plate, lower center margin: THE CARICATURIST'S APOLOGY.; inscribed, in plate, upper left to right: You Rascal! Dare to say this is not like Me, / and I'll make you eat it.; inscribed, in plate, center: A GREAT BEAST. [as title to caricature held by speaker]; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: "He that a Fool doth wisely hit" / "Doth very foolishly, although he smart" / "Not to seem senceless of the bob."___; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: "What Woman in the City do I name?"___ / "Or what is he of basest function?"____ / "Thinking that I mean him but therin suits" / His folly to the Metal of my Speech?"___; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: ________"if I do him right," / Then he hath wrong'd himself; if he be free," / Why then my taxing like a Wild-goose flies" / Unclaimed of any man._" ______; inscrbed, in plate, lower center margin: Pubd. [d is superscript] by S. W. Fores No. [o is superscript] 50 Piccadilly Jany. [y is superscript] 2d. [ d is superscript] 1801.; inscribed, in ink, on reverse: Suson [possibly, appears to be the same hand/ink as the numbering on recto]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: c; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: 91 [underscored twice]; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite: T00027

Course History

ENGL 22, The Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

Satrical Print Shops of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century [Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, conference No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity] Elevator Vestibule, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 1-November 12, 2007.

A Space for Dialogue 65, Aggressive Art; Early Caricature and Self-Parody in France and England, Dylan Hayley Leavitt, Class of 2011, The Kathryn Conroy Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 2-October 2011.

Publication History

Dylan Hayley Leavitt, A Space for Dialogue 65, Aggressive Art; Early Caricature and Self-Parody in France and England, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. p. 1.

Provenance

A Private Collection of Prints, Oil Paintings, Watercolours, and Drawings, lot 430, Bloomsbury Auctions, London, Thursday, April 19, 2007; sold to present collection, 2007.

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