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An image of Don't meddle with the press! by Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier

(France 26 Feb 1808 – 10 Feb 1879)

Title
Don't meddle with the press!
Alternative title:
Ne vous y frottez pas!
Year
1834
Media category
Print
Materials used
lithograph
Dimensions

30.7 x 43.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "H.D.". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mrs M.V. Evatt 1967
Accession number
DO33.1967
Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1832 Daumier served time in prison for an inflammatory caricature of King Louis-Philippe. Two years later he drew this defiant image of a strong young printer personifying the freedom of the press. On the right hand side we see the fallen King Charles X, attended by foreign monarchs with money bags. On the right hand side the angry figure waving an umbrella is intended for Louis-Philippe.

Bibliography (4)

Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, cover (illus.), 6.

Renée Free, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'The Western Heritage, Renaissance to Twentieth Century', pg. 108-172, Sydney, 1994, 130 (colour illus.).

Bruce James, Portrait of a gallery, 'Western Collection: Works on Paper', pg. 78-92, Sydney, 1984, 82 (illus.).

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Western Collection: Works on Paper', pg. 78-92, Sydney, 1999, 82 (illus.).

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