(France 1804 – 1859)
27.4 x 36.4 cm sheet
The scene is an imaginary studio filled with clutter. The impish jester drawing a visitor is Charles Philipon, the publisher of the satirical papers ‘La Caricature’ and ‘Le Charivari’. On the right hand side is a mannequin with the features of the government censor, d’Argout. The glass specimen jar contains a foetus with the face of Louis-Philippe’s powerful minister, Adolphe Thiers. Although his face is obscured, the improbable visitor is recognisable as King Louis-Philippe.
Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 2 (illus.), 14. no catalogue numbers
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