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Caricature Prints

Caricature is an artist's exaggeration of certain physical characteristics or features of the human figure to indicate personality traits for comedic effect or criticism. Though caricature was used as a device in many cultures, the link between it and printmaking is strong due to the rise of satirical publications in late 18th and 19th century Western Europe.

The invention of the lithograph in 1798, as well as an interest in physiognomy, or the theory that character can be determined from physical features, led to a demand for caricatures in print. Coupled with the political and social unrest of the century, caricature grew in popularity, particularly in French satirical publications.

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Claud Lovat Fraser (British, 1890-1921) Caricature of George Bernard Shawlinocut,

March 22, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Guernsey, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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