Antedating of "Caricature"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 24 14:00:17 UTC 2004

caricature (OED 1748)

1731 Charles Lamotte _An essay upon poetry and painting, with relation to
the sacred and profane history_ (ed. 2) 22 (Eighteenth Century Collections
Online)  I cannot say the same of a kind of Wit in Painting, which the
_Italians_ call _Caricature_.

Fred Shapiro

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