(France 26 Feb 1808 – 10 Feb 1879)
24.5 x 30.0 cm
The victims of the July Revolution of 1830 (which replaced the Bourbon king, Charles X, with the Citizen King, Louis-Philippe) rise from their graves beside tombstones inscribed ‘They died for Liberty’. Around them they see the same rioting, turmoil and military suppression continuing. In August 1835, the very month that this lithograph was published, laws were passed prohibiting political caricature and ‘La Caricature’ was closed down.
Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 3, 6.
Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 1990–27 Jan 1991
Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009