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- Object: Le déménagement de la censure
Satire celebrating the abolition of censorship; a devil drives a cart pulled by a struggling donkey, carrying an assortment of figures and symbolicobjects, representing censors, away from their headquarters which are now available for rent (indicated by the sign "MAISON A LOUER" nailed over the doorway); winged scissors (symbols of censorship) rise in the air; the identity of the censors is indirectly provided by a key: Marie-Joseph Pain as a sugar-loaf ('Pain-de-Sucre') figure standing on a chair ('La Chaise') representing Lachaize; F.A.J. Mazure as a ruined shack ('Une Masure'); Abbé Barthélémy-Philibert Picon d'Andrezel as 'extreme zeal' ("d'Outre-zèle"); the Academician Rousselle as the popular character 'Cadet-Roussel'; the poet V.A.Vieillard as an old man ('un Viellard' [sic]) wearing a cap and dark glasses; the Ultra journalist of the 'La Gazette de France' and President of the Paris censorship bureau, Jacques-Honoré de Lourdoueix as a heavy goose ("Lourde-Oye") perched on the back of the donkey ('Anonyme' - ie. 'âne'); published in 'Le Miroir' on 11 February 1822
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Height: 193 millimetres (image)
Width: 315 millimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- For the analysis of this satire, see Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, 'Eugène Delacroix, Prints, Politics and Satire, 1814-1822', New Haven and London, 1991, pp. 68-70.
For another impression of this print, see 1878-7-13-2564.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 May-Jul, Brighton, Museum and Art Gallery, 'Carnivalesque'
2000 Jul-Sep, Nottingham, Castle Museum, 'Carnivalesque'
2000 Oct-Dec, Edinburgh, City Art Centre, 'Carnivalesque'
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Le Miroir
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