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Prints and Authors in the Time of Manet

Wilhelm Busch
German, 1832–1908

Double Busch’s Pictorial Broadsheet (Busch Bilderbogen), Volume 2

Photomechanical reproductions, about 1875
Gift of Molly and Walter Bareiss, 1984.325

One of the originators of the modern comic strip, Wilhelm Busch had a true appreciation for and understanding of a child’s unrestrained imagination. His often cruel and always amusing parodies of adult behavior were immensely popular.