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[Caricatures] [Dardel, Fritz v.]

[Teckningar ur dagens händelser. Serie B]

[Stockholm] [Ad. Bonniers förlag] [1848] Oblong 8:o. 25 x 32 cm. 8 lithographed plates (all). No text or title published. Wrapper not present.

A few stains,creases and dog ears to the margins.

This is serie B of "Teckningar ur dagens händelser" (sketches of the events of the day).Six parts - A to F - was published 1848-1852. 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 were 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. The present work do not contain cartoons, but regular one frame caricature sketches. Dardel 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 seemed to have lived the good life.

Item No: 704