Blank proof for: Political, moral, literary and scenic Caricature (Title of the set)
The plate belongs to the series "The Imagination" which appeared in "Le Charivari". These lithographs with a non-political connotation gave the newspaper "La Caricature" the idea of ordering one to appear in the latter, with on the contrary the imperative to register it in a political register. These prints were lithographed at Ramelet and formed a series which was sold at Aubert. The pensive young woman is surrounded by hybrid creatures, caricatures of members of the government, with the body of a baby and the head of an adult man. We recognize, from left to right: Soult, seated, d'Argout, standing and lanky, Louis-Philippe, with a pear-shaped body wearing a hat decorated with the tricolor cockade resting on an umbrella, Lobau, seen from face, Barthe, with a strong converging strabismus (rather than Dupin?), and finally Keratry, seated in profile.
Median fold, handling folds in the right margin, pinhole in the upper right corner.
CHIMERE DE L'IMAGINATION
- Author : DAUMIER HONORÉ (1808-1879)
- Technic: Lithographie
- Width : 195
- Height : 240
- Leaf width : 248
- Leaf height : 335
- Availability: In Stock