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An image of Studio of La Caricture and Le Charivari by Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers

Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers

(France 1804 – 1859)

Title
Studio of La Caricture and Le Charivari
Alternative title:
Atelier de la Caricature and le Charivari
Year
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
Accession number
491.1988
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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

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