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Object: Imitation libre d'un tableau de Mr. Horace Vernet, représentant le massacre des Janissaires
Series: La Caricature
Plates 376/377, no 179; satire showing a parody of a painting by Horace Vernet; in the foreground, a pasha (Louis Philippe) leaning on a parrot and sitting on the Charte, laid on a carpet adorned with pear-shaped patterns; he holds a pipeline leading to a sack bearing the word 'millions'; behind him, the ministers Soult, Persil and Barthe standing under an umbrella; on the far left, d'Argout and two other men; in the background, a riot outside the Palais de la Bourse. 10 April 1834
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Height: 283 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 372 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Grandville combined here the interpretation of Vernet's painting 'Massacre des Mamelucks dans le château du Caire' (1819), representing the slaughter of Mameluke leaders commissioned by the pasha of Egyp, with the slaughter of Turkish soldiers known as Janissaires. In the lithograph, the figure of the pasha is Louis-Philippe. Louis-Philippe was Vernet's patron.
See Elise K.Kenney & John M.Merriman, 'The Pear: French Graphic Arts in the Golden Age of Caricature', South Hadley, Massachusetts 1991, p.49, cat.14.
Recorded in the IFF as a collaborarion with Desperet.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: July Monarchy 1830-1848
- Associated titles
Associated Title: La Caricature
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