Publisher / Artist : DAUMIER, H.
Title : La Caricature…Le Triomphateur. (Plate 449)
Published : Paris 1864
Size : 217 x 243mm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Condition : Lithography printed on white wove paper without text on the verso. With center fold, split lower part center fold underlaid.
Thiers is being appointed Minister of the Interior and was elected in 1834 to the French Academy (therefore the oversize goose feather). This represents the victory of Thiers and his ideas. Like the Romans, he is shown riding in a chariot. The defeated, Dupin, Sauzet and Etienne, are pulling the chariot while being chained to it in the old Roman way. We can recognize the following personalities on this print: de Broglie, Guizot, Dupin, Thiers, Etienne, Duc de Bassano Sauzet, d'Argout, and Baillot.
2nd state. Published in: La Caricature, December 18, 1834, by Bauger, rue du Croissant 16 (lower left). Printed by Imprimeurs d'Aubert & Cie at Aubert, Place de la Bourse.
Text written by Alphonse Jean LAURENT-JAN (1808-1877) who was a journalist, writer and associate at the Charivari, where he wrote captions for Daumier’s lithographs. He was also a friend of Balzac.
Known chiefly as a political and social satirist, Honoré DAUMIER used the printmaking process of lithography, still relatively new at the time, to contribute cartoons and caricatures to French news weeklies.
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