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Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine
September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012
Four Caricatured Heads
attributed to Pier Francesco Mola
(Italian, Coldrerio 1612–1666 Rome)
Date: 1612–66
Medium: Pen and brown ink
Accession Number: 80.3.298
The Patriotick Barber of New York, or the Captain in the Suds
Attributed to Philip Dawe
(British, 1745?–?1809)
Date: February 14, 1775
Medium: Mezzotint
Accession Number: 83.2.181
The Present State of Great Britain
James Phillips
(British, active 1779–1809)
Date: 1779
Medium: Etching
Accession Number: 83.2.982
Head of a Man in Profile Facing to the Left
Leonardo da Vinci
(Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)
Date: 1490–94
Medium: Pen and brown ink, over soft black chalk
Accession Number: 10.45.1
Cicero in Catilinam
James Sayers
(British, 1748–1823)
Date: March 17, 1785
Medium: Etching
Accession Number: 17.3.888-29
Theatrical Pleasures, Plate 2: Contending for a Seat
Theodore Lane
(British, Isleworth ca. 1800–1828 London)
Date: ca. 1835
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 17.3.888-40
The Pigs Possessed:–or–the Broad Bottom'd Litter Running Headlong into Ye Sea of Perdition
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: April 18, 1807
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 17.3.888-79
The Prince of Whales or the Fisherman at Anchor
George Cruikshank
(British, London 1792–1878 London)
Date: May 1, 1812
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 17.3.888-128
Long Thomas and Mad-le G-d Going to the Pantheon in Their Natural Masks
William Austin
(British, London 1721/33–1820 Brighton)
Date: May 1, 1773
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 17.3.888-227
The City Rout
In the manner of Richard St. George Mansergh St. George
(Irish, ca. 1750–1798)
Date: May 20, 1776
Medium: Etching
Accession Number: 17.3.888-261
The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver.–Vide. Swift's Gulliver: Voyage to Brobdingnag
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: June 26, 1803
Medium: Hand-colored etching and aquatint
Accession Number: 17.3.888-313
Honi. Soi. Qui. Mal. Y. Pense: The Caricature Shop of G. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street, London
Theodore Lane
(British, Isleworth ca. 1800–1828 London)
Date: August 12, 1821
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 17.3.888-326
Title Page: Monkey-Ana or Men, in Miniature
Designed by Thomas Landseer
(British, London 1795–1880 London)
Date: December 1, 1827
Medium: Etching
Accession Number: 17.3.3437(1)
The Rehearsal or the Baron and the Elephant
George Cruikshank
(British, London 1792–1878 London)
Date: January 1, 1812
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 17.3.3495
Two Heads
Wenceslaus Hollar (Wenzel Vaclav)
(Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date: 1640s
Medium: Etching
Accession Number: 17.50.18-164
Plate 20 from 'Los Caprichos': There they go plucked (i.e. fleeced) (Ya van desplumados.)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
(Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date: 1799
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint
Accession Number: 18.64(20)
Plate 38 from 'Los Caprichos': Bravo! (Brabisimo!)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
(Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date: 1799
Medium: etching, burnished aquatint & drypoint
Accession Number: 18.64(38)
Plate 55 from 'Los Caprichos': Until death' (Hasta la muerte.)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
(Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date: 1799
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Accession Number: 18.64(55)
Plate 56 from 'Los Caprichos': To rise and to fall (Subir y bajar.)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
(Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date: 1799
Medium: etching and burnished aquatint
Accession Number: 18.64(56)
They Refused This...the Ignoramuses!! (Ils m'ont refusé ça...les ignares!!)
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: April 6, 1859
Medium: Lithograph; second state
Accession Number: 22.61.186
Caricature of the Laocoön
Attributed to Nicolo Boldrini
(Italian, born ca. 1500, active Venice 1530–70)
Date: ca. 1520–60
Medium: Woodcut
Accession Number: 22.73.3-125
The Repeal, or the Funeral of Miss Ame-Stamp
Anonymous, British, 18th century
Date: 1766
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 23.42
Chicago Nominee: "I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest...Where be your gibes now?–Hamlet, Act IV [sic], Scene 1"
Justin H. Howard
(American, active 1856–80)
Date: 1864
Medium: Wood engraving
Accession Number: 24.63.201
The Allied Bakers or the Corsican Toad in the Hole
George Cruikshank
(British, London 1792–1878 London)
Date: April 1, 1814
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 24.63.269
Pride (Superbia), from the series The Seven Deadly Sins
Pieter van der Heyden
(Netherlandish, ca. 1525–1569)
Date: 1558
Medium: Engraving
Accession Number: 26.72.33
The Battle about Money
Pieter van der Heyden
(Netherlandish, ca. 1525–1569)
Date: after 1570
Medium: Engraving; second state of four
Accession Number: 26.72.40
Five Grotesque Heads
Wenceslaus Hollar (Wenzel Vaclav)
(Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date: 1646
Medium: Etching
Accession Number: 26.72.112
The Thin Kitchen
After Pieter Bruegel the Elder
(Netherlandish, Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels)
Date: 1563
Medium: Engraving; first state
Accession Number: 28.4(11)
The Fat Kitchen
After Pieter Bruegel the Elder
(Netherlandish, Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels)
Date: 1563
Medium: Engraving; first state
Accession Number: 28.4(12)
"What are You Laughing at? To the Victor Belong the Spoils" (from Harper's Weekly)
Thomas Nast
(American (born Germany), Landau 1840–1902 Guayaquil)
Date: November 25, 1871
Medium: Wood engraving
Accession Number: 28.111.4(2)
The Five Orders of Periwigs
William Hogarth
(British, London 1697–1764 London)
Date: November 1761
Medium: Etching; first state of two
Accession Number: 32.35(116)
Characters and Caricaturas
William Hogarth
(British, London 1697–1764 London)
Date: April 1743
Medium: Etching; first state of two
Accession Number: 32.35(152)
Senator Dolph of Oregon (Joseph Norman Dolph)
Thomas Nast
(American (born Germany), Landau 1840–1902 Guayaquil)
Date: ca. 1894
Medium: Graphite and pen and black ink on scratchboard
Accession Number: 33.173
De Humana Physiognomonia. Libri III
Written by Giovanni Battista della Porta
(Italian, 1538–1615)
Date: 1586
Medium: Letterpress text with engraved illustrations
Accession Number: 37.36.2
Caricature of a Gentleman and Other Studies
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
(Italian, Venice 1727–1804 Venice)
Date: 1727–1804
Medium: Pen and dark brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk
Accession Number: 37.165.68
Fan Leaf Decorated with Caricatures and Reversible Heads
Attributed to Anonymous, French, early 19th century
Date: early 19th century
Medium: Etching on prepared green paper
Accession Number: 38.91.60
Political Piñata
Leopoldo Méndez
(Mexican, 1902–1969)
Date: 1936
Medium: Linocut
Accession Number: 39.16.23
The Past, the Present, and the Future (Le passé – Le présent – L'Avenir), published in La Caricature, no. 166, Jan. 9, 1834
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: January 9, 1834
Medium: Lithograph
Accession Number: 41.16.1
La Caricature, vol. V, nos. 105 - 129
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: November 8–April 25, 1833
Medium: Letterpress text with lithographs and wood engravings
Accession Number: 41.66(5)
A Gaming Table at Devonshire House
Thomas Rowlandson
(British, London 1757–1827 London)
Date: 1791
Medium: Pen and ink and watercolor
Accession Number: 41.77.1
Monstrous Craws at a New Coalition Feast
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: May 29, 1787
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Accession Number: 42.121(2)
A Sphere, Projecting Against a Plane
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: January 3, 1792
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 42.121(13)
From Sir William Hamilton's Collection
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: May 8, 1801
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 42.121(76)
The Plumb-Pudding in Danger;–or–State Epicures Taking un Petit Souper
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: February 26, 1805
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 42.121(93)
Tiddy-Doll, the Great French-Gingerbread-Baker; Drawing Out a New Batch of Kings, His Man Hopping Talley, Mixing Up the Dough
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: January 23, 1806
Medium: Hand-colored etching
Accession Number: 42.121(95)
Caricature of a Woman in a Large Hat
Enrico Caruso
(Italian, 1873–1921)
Date: 1920
Medium: Graphite
Accession Number: 44.15.12
Victoriano Huerta from Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana
Alfredo Zalce
(Mexican, 1908–2003)
Date: 1945
Medium: Linocut
Accession Number: 46.46.327
The Epiphany of the New Antichrist (L'Epiphane du Nouveau Antichrist)
Romeyn de Hooghe
(Dutch, 1645–1708)
Date: 1689
Medium: Etching and letterpress
Accession Number: 49.95.688
The Clown: M. Joret
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)
Date: 1885
Medium: Pen and black ink (faded to brown)
Accession Number: 51.180
Morris Dancers
Daniel Hopfer
(German, Kaufbeuren 1471–1536 Augsburg)
Date: late 15th–early 16th century
Medium: Etching; fourth state of four
Accession Number: 51.501.397
Illustration for Jérôme Paturot à la recherche d'une position sociale (Jérôme Patruot in Search of a Social Position), by Louis Reybaud, Paris, 1846
J. J. Grandville
(French, Nancy 1803–1847 Vanves)
Date: ca. 1846
Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and wash, and white heightening.
Accession Number: 52.602.1
Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel ou sont contenues plusieurs figures de l'invention de maitre François Rabelais
François Desprez
(French, active 16th century)
Date: [1565]
Medium: Letterpress text with woodcut illustrations
Accession Number: 53.544
Hum-Bug (P. T. Barnum), from the Comic Natural History of the Human Race
Henry Louis Stephens
(American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1824–1882 Bayonne, New Jersey)
Date: 1851
Medium: Color lithography with watercolor and gum
Accession Number: 53.607(38)
Castle Gardens, The Second Deluge, First Appearance of Jenny Lind in America
Anonymous, American, 19th century
Date: 1850
Medium: Lithograph
Accession Number: 54.90.661
Grand Fantastical Parade, New-York, December 2, 1833
Attributed to David Claypoole Johnston
(American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1799–1865 Dorchester, Massachusetts)
Date: 1833
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Accession Number: 54.90.717
Victor Hugo
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: July 20, 1849
Medium: Lithograph
Accession Number: 54.557.7
The Boulogne Train Station. An English Excursion Train (La gare de chemin de fer de Boulogne. Un train de plaisir anglais), from Physionomies des Chemins de Fer (Physiognomies of the Railways)
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: March 24, 1852
Medium: Lithograph
Accession Number: 54.557.13
Americans in Paris
Al Hirschfeld
(American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–2003 New York)
Date: 1951
Medium: Pen and black ink over graphite
Accession Number: 55.133
Entry, or Lord Fat Cheeks (Entrée, ou Milord-Gorju)
Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet
(French, Paris 1792–1845 Paris)
Date: 1820–22
Medium: Lithograph
Accession Number: 57.581.111
Exit, or Lord the Gob (Sortie, ou Milord-la Gob)
Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet
(French, Paris 1792–1845 Paris)
Date: 1820–22
Medium: Lithograph
Accession Number: 57.581.112
Four Caricatured Heads
attributed to Pier Francesco Mola
(Italian, Coldrerio 1612–1666 Rome)
Date: 1612–66
Accession Number: 80.3.298
The Patriotick Barber of New York, or the Captain in the Suds
Attributed to Philip Dawe
(British, 1745?–?1809)
Date: February 14, 1775
Accession Number: 83.2.181
The Present State of Great Britain
James Phillips
(British, active 1779–1809)
Date: 1779
Accession Number: 83.2.982
Head of a Man in Profile Facing to the Left
Leonardo da Vinci
(Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)
Date: 1490–94
Accession Number: 10.45.1
Cicero in Catilinam
James Sayers
(British, 1748–1823)
Date: March 17, 1785
Accession Number: 17.3.888-29
Theatrical Pleasures, Plate 2: Contending for a Seat
Theodore Lane
(British, Isleworth ca. 1800–1828 London)
Date: ca. 1835
Accession Number: 17.3.888-40
The Pigs Possessed:–or–the Broad Bottom'd Litter Running Headlong into Ye Sea of Perdition
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: April 18, 1807
Accession Number: 17.3.888-79
The Prince of Whales or the Fisherman at Anchor
George Cruikshank
(British, London 1792–1878 London)
Date: May 1, 1812
Accession Number: 17.3.888-128
Long Thomas and Mad-le G-d Going to the Pantheon in Their Natural Masks
William Austin
(British, London 1721/33–1820 Brighton)
Date: May 1, 1773
Accession Number: 17.3.888-227
The City Rout
In the manner of Richard St. George Mansergh St. George
(Irish, ca. 1750–1798)
Date: May 20, 1776
Accession Number: 17.3.888-261
The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver.–Vide. Swift's Gulliver: Voyage to Brobdingnag
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: June 26, 1803
Accession Number: 17.3.888-313
Honi. Soi. Qui. Mal. Y. Pense: The Caricature Shop of G. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street, London
Theodore Lane
(British, Isleworth ca. 1800–1828 London)
Date: August 12, 1821
Accession Number: 17.3.888-326
Title Page: Monkey-Ana or Men, in Miniature
Designed by Thomas Landseer
(British, London 1795–1880 London)
Date: December 1, 1827
Accession Number: 17.3.3437(1)
The Rehearsal or the Baron and the Elephant
George Cruikshank
(British, London 1792–1878 London)
Date: January 1, 1812
Accession Number: 17.3.3495
Two Heads
Wenceslaus Hollar (Wenzel Vaclav)
(Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date: 1640s
Accession Number: 17.50.18-164
Plate 20 from 'Los Caprichos': There they go plucked (i.e. fleeced) (Ya van desplumados.)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
(Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date: 1799
Accession Number: 18.64(20)
Plate 38 from 'Los Caprichos': Bravo! (Brabisimo!)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
(Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date: 1799
Accession Number: 18.64(38)
Plate 55 from 'Los Caprichos': Until death' (Hasta la muerte.)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
(Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date: 1799
Accession Number: 18.64(55)
Plate 56 from 'Los Caprichos': To rise and to fall (Subir y bajar.)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
(Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date: 1799
Accession Number: 18.64(56)
They Refused This...the Ignoramuses!! (Ils m'ont refusé ça...les ignares!!)
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: April 6, 1859
Accession Number: 22.61.186
Caricature of the Laocoön
Attributed to Nicolo Boldrini
(Italian, born ca. 1500, active Venice 1530–70)
Date: ca. 1520–60
Accession Number: 22.73.3-125
The Repeal, or the Funeral of Miss Ame-Stamp
Anonymous, British, 18th century
Date: 1766
Accession Number: 23.42
The Allied Bakers or the Corsican Toad in the Hole
George Cruikshank
(British, London 1792–1878 London)
Date: April 1, 1814
Accession Number: 24.63.269
Pride (Superbia), from the series The Seven Deadly Sins
Pieter van der Heyden
(Netherlandish, ca. 1525–1569)
Date: 1558
Accession Number: 26.72.33
The Battle about Money
Pieter van der Heyden
(Netherlandish, ca. 1525–1569)
Date: after 1570
Accession Number: 26.72.40
Five Grotesque Heads
Wenceslaus Hollar (Wenzel Vaclav)
(Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date: 1646
Accession Number: 26.72.112
The Thin Kitchen
After Pieter Bruegel the Elder
(Netherlandish, Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels)
Date: 1563
Accession Number: 28.4(11)
The Fat Kitchen
After Pieter Bruegel the Elder
(Netherlandish, Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels)
Date: 1563
Accession Number: 28.4(12)
"What are You Laughing at? To the Victor Belong the Spoils" (from Harper's Weekly)
Thomas Nast
(American (born Germany), Landau 1840–1902 Guayaquil)
Date: November 25, 1871
Accession Number: 28.111.4(2)
The Five Orders of Periwigs
William Hogarth
(British, London 1697–1764 London)
Date: November 1761
Accession Number: 32.35(116)
Characters and Caricaturas
William Hogarth
(British, London 1697–1764 London)
Date: April 1743
Accession Number: 32.35(152)
Senator Dolph of Oregon (Joseph Norman Dolph)
Thomas Nast
(American (born Germany), Landau 1840–1902 Guayaquil)
Date: ca. 1894
Accession Number: 33.173
De Humana Physiognomonia. Libri III
Written by Giovanni Battista della Porta
(Italian, 1538–1615)
Date: 1586
Accession Number: 37.36.2
Caricature of a Gentleman and Other Studies
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
(Italian, Venice 1727–1804 Venice)
Date: 1727–1804
Accession Number: 37.165.68
Fan Leaf Decorated with Caricatures and Reversible Heads
Attributed to Anonymous, French, early 19th century
Date: early 19th century
Accession Number: 38.91.60
Political Piñata
Leopoldo Méndez
(Mexican, 1902–1969)
Date: 1936
Accession Number: 39.16.23
The Past, the Present, and the Future (Le passé – Le présent – L'Avenir), published in La Caricature, no. 166, Jan. 9, 1834
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: January 9, 1834
Accession Number: 41.16.1
La Caricature, vol. V, nos. 105 - 129
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: November 8–April 25, 1833
Accession Number: 41.66(5)
A Gaming Table at Devonshire House
Thomas Rowlandson
(British, London 1757–1827 London)
Date: 1791
Accession Number: 41.77.1
Monstrous Craws at a New Coalition Feast
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: May 29, 1787
Accession Number: 42.121(2)
A Sphere, Projecting Against a Plane
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: January 3, 1792
Accession Number: 42.121(13)
From Sir William Hamilton's Collection
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: May 8, 1801
Accession Number: 42.121(76)
The Plumb-Pudding in Danger;–or–State Epicures Taking un Petit Souper
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: February 26, 1805
Accession Number: 42.121(93)
Tiddy-Doll, the Great French-Gingerbread-Baker; Drawing Out a New Batch of Kings, His Man Hopping Talley, Mixing Up the Dough
James Gillray
(British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Date: January 23, 1806
Accession Number: 42.121(95)
Caricature of a Woman in a Large Hat
Enrico Caruso
(Italian, 1873–1921)
Date: 1920
Accession Number: 44.15.12
Victoriano Huerta from Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana
Alfredo Zalce
(Mexican, 1908–2003)
Date: 1945
Accession Number: 46.46.327
The Epiphany of the New Antichrist (L'Epiphane du Nouveau Antichrist)
Romeyn de Hooghe
(Dutch, 1645–1708)
Date: 1689
Accession Number: 49.95.688
The Clown: M. Joret
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)
Date: 1885
Accession Number: 51.180
Morris Dancers
Daniel Hopfer
(German, Kaufbeuren 1471–1536 Augsburg)
Date: late 15th–early 16th century
Accession Number: 51.501.397
Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel ou sont contenues plusieurs figures de l'invention de maitre François Rabelais
François Desprez
(French, active 16th century)
Date: [1565]
Accession Number: 53.544
Hum-Bug (P. T. Barnum), from the Comic Natural History of the Human Race
Henry Louis Stephens
(American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1824–1882 Bayonne, New Jersey)
Date: 1851
Accession Number: 53.607(38)
Castle Gardens, The Second Deluge, First Appearance of Jenny Lind in America
Anonymous, American, 19th century
Date: 1850
Accession Number: 54.90.661
Grand Fantastical Parade, New-York, December 2, 1833
Attributed to David Claypoole Johnston
(American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1799–1865 Dorchester, Massachusetts)
Date: 1833
Accession Number: 54.90.717
Victor Hugo
Honoré Daumier
(French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Date: July 20, 1849
Accession Number: 54.557.7
Americans in Paris
Al Hirschfeld
(American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–2003 New York)
Date: 1951
Accession Number: 55.133
Entry, or Lord Fat Cheeks (Entrée, ou Milord-Gorju)
Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet
(French, Paris 1792–1845 Paris)
Date: 1820–22
Accession Number: 57.581.111
Exit, or Lord the Gob (Sortie, ou Milord-la Gob)
Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet
(French, Paris 1792–1845 Paris)
Date: 1820–22
Accession Number: 57.581.112
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