Plate Books / Portraits & Caricatures

Price: EUR 157,50

[Caricatures] [Dardel, Fritz von]

Ett besök uti Malmö Läger ["Teckningar ur dagens händelser 1848. Serien C"]

[Stockholm] [Adolf Bonnier] 32 x 23,5 cm. 8 lithographed plates. Wrapper missing. Lithographs.

Closely cut. A few stains and spots. Some soiling. A few creases, short tears and dog ears.Plate V with loss in upper right corner, not affecting the image.

Carricatures depicting comic situations in a swedish military camp in the mid 19th. century. The first four leaves have cartoons depicting the parents of a young officer visiting their son at a military camp in the town of Malmö. All kinds of commotion follows. The remainig four leaves have one comical scene each. "Teckningar ur dagens händelser" was published in six parts (A to F) from 1848 to 1852. Dardel was Sweden´s most prominent and productive caricature artist in the mid 19th. century. He was a swiss immigrant who as an officer moved with ease in royal and nobility circles throughout Europe, and seems to have lived the good life, sketching where ever he went. He was acctually the first swedish cartoonist, inspired by his countryman Rodolphe Töpffer, the inventor of the cartoon strip. The first cartoons by Töpffer was published in the 1830s. 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. Dardel used his talent in numerous caricature albums. He also made some more formal works such as depicting the uniforms of the swedish and norwegian armies in a high quality work printed by Lemercier in Paris, "Svenska och Norska Arméernas samt flottorna i deras nuvarande uniformering".

Item No: 2802