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The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1   By: (1854-1925)

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The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 by Harry Furniss is an intriguing and insightful memoir that takes readers on a captivating journey through the world of caricature art. Furniss, a renowned British caricaturist of the late 19th and early 20th century, provides an engaging firsthand account of his experiences, successes, and struggles within his unique profession.

One of the most captivating aspects of this memoir is Furniss' ability to transport readers into his world, allowing them to witness the inner workings of his creative process. Through his vivid descriptions and charming anecdotes, he reveals the painstaking attention to detail required to capture the essence of his subjects. As readers delve deeper into his stories, they develop a profound appreciation for the craft and skill behind caricature art.

Moreover, Furniss provides fascinating insights into the historical and social context of his era. His encounters with notable figures, including renowned authors and political figures, offer readers a glimpse into the cultural milieu of the time. Furniss effortlessly weaves together personal anecdotes and historical events, creating a rich tapestry that immerses readers in a bygone era.

Beyond the artistry and historical elements, Furniss bares his own vulnerability and challenges as a caricaturist. He openly discusses the struggle to strike a delicate balance between entertainment and offense, knowing the power his artwork wields over public perception. This candid introspection adds depth to his narrative, allowing readers to empathize with his ethical dilemmas and artistic responsibility.

The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 is exceptionally well-written, showcasing Furniss' wit and talent for storytelling. His writing style effortlessly combines humor and introspection, making for an immensely enjoyable and thought-provoking read. Additionally, the inclusion of numerous illustrations throughout the book adds an extra layer of visual engagement, further enhancing the reader's understanding of Furniss' work.

In conclusion, The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 is a captivating memoir that provides a rare and intimate glimpse into the world of caricature art. Harry Furniss' masterful storytelling and introspection make for an enthralling read, offering readers a unique perspective on an often misunderstood and underappreciated art form. Whether you have an interest in art, history, or simply enjoy a well-written memoir, this book is sure to entertain and enlighten.

First Page:

[Illustration: MY CARICATURE OF MR. GLADSTONE.]

THE

CONFESSIONS OF A CARICATURIST

BY

HARRY FURNISS

ILLUSTRATED

VOLUME I

[Illustration]

NEW YORK AND LONDON:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS.

1902.

BRADBURY, AGNEW, & CO. LD., PRINTERS

LONDON AND TONBRIDGE.

[ All rights reserved. ]

December, 1901.

PREFACE.

If, in these volumes, I have made some joke at a friend's expense, let that friend take it in the spirit intended, and I apologise beforehand.

In America apology in journalism is unknown. The exception is the well known story of the man whose death was published in the obituary column. He rushed into the office of the paper and cried out to the editor:

"Look here, sur, what do you mean by this? You have published two columns and a half of my obituary, and here I am as large as life!"

The editor looked up and coolly said, "Sur, I am vury sorry, I reckon there is a mistake some place, but it kean't be helped. You are killed by the Jersey Eagle , you are to the world buried. We nevur correct anything, and we nevur apologise in Amurrican papers."

"That won't do for me, sur... Continue reading book >>




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