The Visitation Dinner, illustration for The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

A work made of brush and black ink, gray wash, and white gouache, with graphite, on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of brush and black ink, gray wash, and white gouache, with graphite, on white wove paper.

Date:

c. 1907

Artist:

Lovis Corinth
German, 1858-1925

About this artwork

This drawing, reproduced in the 1908 edition of the English writer Laurence Sterne’s novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, highlights Corinth’s use of satire to comment on both religion and human folly. Here, the title character, who was mistakenly baptized with the name Tristram, wishes to see if it can be changed. Just as the debate begins, a hot chestnut falls into the lap of the man in profile on the right. His mouth opens in pain, as his right hand grips the back of his chair, with a slapstick humor that seems to emulate the work of the English artist William Hogarth.

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Artist

Lovis Corinth

Title

The Visitation Dinner, illustration for The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Origin

Germany

Date

1902–1912

Medium

Brush and black ink, gray wash, and white gouache, with graphite, on white wove paper

Dimensions

251 × 344 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1052

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