Schneider Zwick auf dem Maskenball [graphic]

Title
Schneider Zwick auf dem Maskenball [graphic] / L. Meggendorfer.
Author
Meggendorfer, Lothar.
Publication
München : Braun & Schneider, [186-? or later]

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Description
1 print : wood engraving, b&w; 45 x 35 cm.
Uniform Title
Münchener Bilderbogen.
Genre/Form
  • Cartoons (Commentary)
  • Comics.
  • Wood engravings.
Note
  • Caption title.
  • Signed on matrix at lower right.
  • At top right: 748.
  • At bottom center: Nro. 748.
Biography (note)
  • The German illustrator and writer Lothar Meggendorfer, 1847-1925, was known for his pop-up books as well as his humorous drawings. He contributed to the bi-weekly Münchener Bilderbogen beginning in 1868.
  • The character Pierrot, who probably originated in the Italian commedia dell'arte, first became popular in seventeenth-century France. Over the centuries his persona has acquired many dimensions, notably that of the sad clown. This comic strip, however, emphasizes his buffoonish side.
Call Number
*MGZFY Meg L Sch 1
Author
Meggendorfer, Lothar. Artist
Title
Schneider Zwick auf dem Maskenball [graphic] / L. Meggendorfer.
Imprint
München : Braun & Schneider, [186-? or later]
Summary
Comic strip in twelve drawings, published in the periodical Münchener Bilderbogen, depicting the misadventures of Pierrot at a masked ball. Wearing his iconic white clown suit trimmed with a ruff and pompoms, a black half-mask obscuring his face, Pierrot sprints athletically through the scenes, causing havoc among the elegantly dressed guests, waiters, and musicians. Each scene is accompanied by a rhymed couplet in German.
Biography
The German illustrator and writer Lothar Meggendorfer, 1847-1925, was known for his pop-up books as well as his humorous drawings. He contributed to the bi-weekly Münchener Bilderbogen beginning in 1868.
The character Pierrot, who probably originated in the Italian commedia dell'arte, first became popular in seventeenth-century France. Over the centuries his persona has acquired many dimensions, notably that of the sad clown. This comic strip, however, emphasizes his buffoonish side.
Local Note
Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Added Title
Münchener Bilderbogen.
Research Call Number
*MGZFY Meg L Sch 1
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