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Lilliputian humorists: drawn as big as life

Collection Data

Description
Each print depicts a pair of characters bound by a decorative border that also includes within it four lines of dialogue in verse beneath each character which describe the action of the image. Borders include depictions of children, animals, birds and various products. Dwarf-like figures representing various professions, nationalities and types including soldiers and sailors, aristocrats, pilgrims, a dancing master, a bridegroom, an alchemist, a savoyard, figures purported to be Spaniard, Italian, and Dutch; includes some figures are smoking pipes.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1730
Place: London
Publisher: [Bowles, J.?], Printed and sold at the White Horse without Newgate
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents 96-353 no. 18-26
Topics
Alchemy
Cuckolds
Dance
Eating & drinking
Grooms (Weddings)
Monkeys
Nobility
Smoking in art
Soldiers
Swordplay
Thieves
Genres
Prints
Illustrations
Notes
Content: Title from engraved title page.
Content: Figures probably after Il callotto resuscitato, oder, Neu eingerichtes Zwerchen Cabinet, [1715?].
Physical Description
Extent: 9 prints : engraving ; sheet 28 x 31 cm. or smaller
Plate marks: 25 x 27 cm. or smaller
Engravings
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG96-F153
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12751536
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3d837ac0-c622-012f-d436-58d385a7bc34
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