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Publisher: GROSSI, Augusto
Title: La Piovra Russa
Published in: Bologna, ca. 1878
   
Size: 14.2 x 21.1 inches.
36.0 x 53.5 cm.
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In attractive printed colours.
Condition: Chromolithography with letter press. Laid down on linen. Some discolouration at old folds. Good margins. Size of sheet : 415 x 620mm.
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Italian political cartoon shows a map of Europe and the Near East at the end of the Russo-Turkish War, with most countries personified as human figures, the major exception being Russia which is a large octopus, followed by Greece as a crab nibbling at the right arm of "Turchia" who is being entangled by the tentacles of the octopus.

Supplement to the journal Le Perroquet / Al papagallo, n 15, Bologne, 14 april 1878. A satirical magazine founded in January 1873 by Augusto Grossi (1835-1919), which specialized in colour-printed caricatures like this one. At its peak circulation reached 50,000, and in 1878 a Parisian version, 'Le Perroquet', and London edition, 'The Parrot', were launched. 'Il Papagallo' closed in 1915, when Grossi was 70 years old.

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