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Caricature of The Magic Circle

Harry Furniss's caricature of Waterhouse's The Magic Circle was published in Punch (22nd May 1886):

Harry Furniss: the Magic Circle 
The caption reads "No. 450. Sarah B. in a New Piece. A big spooney scene."

"...The Magic Circle exemplifies Waterhouse's growing theatricality. The Academy observed that 'the subject is an intensely dramatic one', and Furniss concurred by providing Punch with a caricature of The Magic Circle showing Sarah Bernhardt tending a couldron with a giant spoon as a rat and theatre audience watch."
('JW Waterhouse', Peter Trippi, Phaidon, 2002)


'The Magic Circle' by John William Waterhouse

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