Lusus Naturae or the Caricaturas of the Present Age

John June, English, active 1747 - 1770


March 5, 1752

Etching and engraving on paper

Image: 11 9/16 × 18 in. (29.3 × 45.7 cm)

Plate: 12 13/16 × 18 3/4 in. (32.5 × 47.6 cm)

Sheet: 13 3/8 × 19 in. (34 × 48.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, top margin: LUSUS NATURAE, or CARRACATURAS of the presnt Age.__; inscribed, in plate, bottom margin: Published according to the Act of Parliament March 5th. 1752. Sold by B. Dickenson on Ludgate Hill. Inscribed, in plate, lower right: J. June Scu.; inscribed, in plate, lower left L'Ageau invenit.

Course History

History 47.02, The French Revolution, Darrin McMahon, Spring 2023


Andrew Edmunds Prints & Drawings, London, England; sold to present collection, 2019.

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