Wicked Wit: Darly's Comic Prints

By Jill Unkel; price €20

Situated in Dublin Castle in the city centre, the Chester Beatty Library is an art museum and library that houses some of the finest treasures of the great cultures of the world, bequeathed to the Irish people by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968).

This fully illustrated catalogue, produced for the exhibition 'Wicked Wit: Darly's Comic Prints', is divided into a number of themes and opens with a general introduction to Mary and Matthew Darly. It then examines more specifically their comic prints, publications, and exhibitions. This is followed by a more detailed exploration of the various subjects presented in their comic images: stereotyped characters (and their relation to theatre), caricatures of notable contemporaries, satires of the dress of young macaroni (akin to a dandy or fop) men and their feathered-feminine counterparts, and finally the impolitical satires related to the war with the American Colonies. 

This item can be purchased in our shop, located on the ground floor of the Library, or via telephone (+353 (0)1 4070753), regular post (Chester Beatty Library Giftshop, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland) or by filling in the Contact Enquiry Form.
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