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Before the days of easy and instant photography, artists were often employed to record their impressions of the ephemeral performing arts in graphic form. Indeed, the artist's eye can sometimes convey the reality of a scene or moment better than a mechanical reproduction of the event. Caricatures which exaggerate salient features of a prominent actor, for example, present an immediate picture of how that person's personality would shine through to the beholder from the stage.  
Mrs. Patrick Campbell caricature
Binnes, L. J.
1 drawing: b&w : 20 x 14 cm.
Image ID: WWM997/W99F4/W99F4

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