Sunday, April 10, 2016

William Hamilton (1939-2016): Molière's Tartuffe

New Yorker cartoonist William Hamilton, chronicler of foibles of the rich and preppy, died on Friday in a car accident. He had been contributing to the New Yorker since 1965. In 2004, he illustrated a limited edition of Molière's Tartuffe, translated by Richard Wilbur. The edition of 300 books is described by a bookseller as quite fragile, but of course it isn't quite as fragile as we are.

Tartuffe Bookseller Image

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller
Tartuffe Bookseller Image

Note:  My previous posts on William Hamilton are surprisingly varied, including original advertising art, a sketchbook page, syndicated cartoon art, and a signed book. I consider this small archive an incomplete tribute to this artist and his remarkable versatility.


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