Title Page, The Caricature Magazine by G. M. Woodward, Vol. 4

Etcher Thomas Rowlandson British
After George Murgatroyd Woodward British
Publisher Thomas Tegg British

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Tegg's "Caricature Magazine" first appeared in 1807 and each issue was given a different title page. This example introduced volume 4 in 1809; it would be put to use again in 1821 with a revised date and different hand coloring (see 59.533.1716). Two figures below may represent the artist Woodward and Tegg, with the man at left sketching a caricature and sitting below a framed image of a Masquerade and the word Humour; that at right holding a whip and sitting beneath a picture of a Country Dance and the word Satire. Laurels frame the title and publication details, with the latter topped with a swag lettered "Vive la Bagatelle," and a mask, here light-skinned, held by cupids. Text further above reads "Ever Changing" and "Ever New."

Title Page, The Caricature Magazine by G. M. Woodward, Vol. 4, Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Hand-colored etching

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