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8 caricatures, dated individually between 1882 and 1883, probably made for a French publication. Julius Mendes Price (1857-1924) signed himself Imp on his cartoons, especially for Vanity Fair Magazine.
Three characters have been identified so far: Oscar Wilde, dated 1883; James Joseph Jacques Tissot; and possibly Offenbach. Wilde was in Paris at the start of 1882, and embarked on a lecture tour of America early in 1883. Tissot returned to Paris from England in 1882 after an 11 year absence.
Price was an illustrator and adventurer. He was born in London, studied art in Brussels and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited at the principal London galleries from 1884, mainly at the RA, RBA and Grosvenor Gallery.
He visited South Africa in 1884-85; Siberia, Mongolia, China in 1890-91; Western Australia in 1895; Greece in 1897; North-West Territory in of Canada 1898 and Manchuria in 1904-05. He published several books on his experiences. He lived in London and died on 19 September 1924, aged 67. One of his better known caricatures is of Pierre and Marie Curie, 1904.