- Museum number
Object: Faut avouer que l'gouvernement à une bein drôle de tête
Series: La Caricature
Plate 121, No60: group of figures crowding around window of the print shop 'Aubert Editeur', one jovial man facing front and indicating the commotion behind him to the viewer; published in 'La Caricature'. 22 December 1831
- Production date
- 22 December 1832
Height: 241 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 277 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The part beneath the lithograph lettered with the publication details has been cut. Another impression of the print described by Kenney/Merriman (p.100) is lettered with 'chez l'éditeur à Ste. Pélagie (Section politique)'. This is a reference to the fact Philipon was at the time imprisoned in Sainte-Pélagie.
See Elise K.Kenney & John M.Merriman, 'The Pear: French Graphic Arts in the Golden Age of Caricature', South Hadley, Massachusetts 1991, p.100, cat.17. Also Judith Wechsler, 'A Human Comedy. Physiognomy and Caricature in 19th Century Paris', London 1982, p.67, fig.42.
The prints exhibited on the facade are recognizable exemples of satires published at the time, including several portraits of Louis Philippe, a caricature of Casimir Perier (lower left) and, in the upper part, two of Granville's 'Te Deum à l'autel de la paix' (see 1990,0728.16.1 to 3).
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: July Monarchy 1830-1848
- Associated titles
Associated Title: La Caricature
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number