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An image of So this is all we got ourselves killed for! by Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier

(France 26 Feb 1808 – 10 Feb 1879)

Title
So this is all we got ourselves killed for!
Alternative title:
C'etait vraiment bien la peine de nous faire tuer!
Year
1835
Media category
Print
Materials used
lithograph
Dimensions

24.5 x 30.0 cm

Credit
Purchased 1988
Accession number
483.1988
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (2)

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