Research Catalog

Lilliputian characters.

Title
Lilliputian characters.
Publication
[England : s.n., 173-?]
Electronic Resource
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Details

Description
17 prints : engraving; 30 x 40 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Cartoons (Commentary)
  • Engravings.
  • Prints – English.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Figures probably after Il callotto resuscitato, oder, Neu eingerichtes Zwerchen Cabinet, [1715?].
  • Many of the same groupings of characters appear in The humours of the Lilliputians ... , Printed and sold by John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, [178-?].
  • Each character is named, some with references to literature or folklore, most with names consisting of puns such as Swillgut Bacon-face, Mrs. Dorothy Dandle-puppy, Widow, and Pigtail Modish, Esqr.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Call Number
Arents 96-353 no. 1-17
Title
Lilliputian characters.
Imprint
[England : s.n., 173-?]
Summary
Dwarf-like figures in groups of three, with four lines of dialogue in verse beneath each figure describing the action in the image. Situations depicted include courtship and adultery, a swordfight, a trial of a woman accused of prostitution who claims to have been raped, a pastoral scene with shepherds and shepherdesses, pilgrims discussing indulgences, a ships captain, a planter from Virginia and a Dutch Indies Governor, men who have been impressed into the army training, cavaliers and courtiers, Polly Peachum and Capt. Mackheath, actors and mimes, servants, a beadle, and a rag man; includes some figures smoking pipes.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Arents Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
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Research Call Number
Arents 96-353 no. 1-17 In box labelled: Lilliputian humorists.
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