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[Raphael Pinheiro]
O António Maria. Vol. 1, No. 1 (June 12, 1879) to Vol. 7, No. 3 (January 21, 1885)
Lisbon, 1879. Portugal's First Great Political Satirical Magazine, a Complete Set*Includes Portuguese Poetry* 6vols; small folio; 315 issues (COMPLETE). Contemporary half leather bindings (red, brown, and green).2 color title pages and two chromolithographic cartoons; three full-page chromolithographic caricatures; black and white lithographs throughout. O António Maria was Portugal's first great political satire magazine, directed by Portugal's first great political cartoonist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905). The title, meant as an exclamation, expropriated the first half of the name of the reigning Portuguese Prime Minister, António Maria Fontes Pereira. Like Puck, O António Maria usually devoted its first, last, and center pages to cartoons. The text pages also were dotted with cartoon art. Among the contributors were the poet Guilherme de Azevedo ("João Rialto"), Ramalho Ortigão ("João Ribaixo"), Alfredo Morais Pinto ("Pan-Tarantula"), João Broa, Emílio Pimentel, Enrique Casanova, António Ramalho, Ribeiro Cristino, Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, Manuel Gustavo and others. Initially the magazine struck a balance between cartoons and text, but as it matured, the text took a subservient position to cartoons and comic strips. Pinheiro used satire and irony in the pages of his magazine to oppose those in power and denounce the selfishness and corruption of the elites. All of Portugal's leading politicians and heads of first families appeared in caricature at one time or another in the weekly In 1884, the government revised the criminal code, which seriously limited freedom … [Click Below for Full Description]
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