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Title

Studio of La Caricture and Le Charivari


Artist

Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers

France

1804 - 1859


About

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.


Details


Alternative title

Atelier de la Caricature and le Charivari


Date

1834


Media category

Print


Materials used

lithograph


Dimensions

27.4 x 36.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "C J Traviés". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

491.1988


Artist information

Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 2 (illus.), 14. no catalogue numbers