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Title

So this is all we got ourselves killed for!


Artist

Honoré Daumier

France

26 Feb 1808 - 10 Feb 1879


About

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.


Details


Alternative title

C'etait vraiment bien la peine de nous faire tuer!


Date

1835


Media category

Print


Materials used

lithograph


Dimensions

24.5 x 30.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

483.1988


Artist information

Honoré Daumier

Works in the collection

123


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 3, 6.