[Caricatures] [Dardel, Fritz von]
Teckningar ur dagens händelser. Serien A.
[Stockholm] Hos A. Bonnier Bazaren No. 1.  50 x 31 cm. Original wrapper + 8 lithographed plates.
Original green printed wrapper. Torn wrapper with small paper losses. Some stains at the verso. Plates with some small creases and dog eared corners. One plate with slight browning in the upper margin. A couple of minor holes in each plate after earlier binding.
The first of six independent parts of "Teckningar ur dagens händelser" (Drawings of the events of the day) published 1848-1852. In his time Dardel was swedens most prominent and productive caricature artist. Dardel, a swiss immigrant, was the first cartoonist in Sweden. He was inspired by his countryman Rodolphe Töpffer the inventor of the cartoon strip. The first cartoons by Töpffer was published in the 1830s. He is said to have been inspired by Hogarth. The french soon picked up on this new art form and many magazines and newspapers in Paris started to publish cartoon strips. Dardels first cartoons were published in the 1840s. He used his talent in numerous caricature albums, and being an officer he also depicted the uniforms of the swedish and norwegian armies in a high quality work printed by Lemercier in Paris. Dardel moved in royal and nobility circles througout Europe and seems to have lived the good life.
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