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Kultur, civilization, marooned.

Great Britain, circa 1912.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([26] p.) : chiefly ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
D526 .K85 1912+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Title from cover.
Provenance: Alfred J. Thomas, of Plymouth.
Binding: stitched.
Manuscript sketchbook of original cartoons, caricatures, and drawing exercises, by an unidentified British artist. The sketchbook appears to date to just before World War I. The drawings are executed in pen and black ink (most frequently) or in graphite; a small number are embellished with watercolor. Some are unfinished.
Political drawings include: several cartoons with anti-German sentiments, including the title illustration; "Fail! Columbia!", which is critical of American neutrality; "With the enemy: meeting of the Committee of Union and Progress in Constantinople"; a comic portrait of Asquith and Balfour. Many of the remaining drawings depict domestic scenes of a lightly humorous nature. There are also a handful of portrait drawings, a drawing of a contemporary automobile, and small still lives of domestic objects. Also present are drawing exercises, including neatly-drawn alphabets in various styles, and samples of hatching.
Subject Terms:
Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti.
Wit and humor, Pictorial.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Cartoons (Commentary)
Political cartoons.
Ink drawings.
Graphite drawings.
Thomas, Alfred J., former owner.

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