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.
Ne vous y frottez pas!
30.7 x 43.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "H.D.". Not dated.
Gift of Mrs M.V. Evatt 1967
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 4 publications
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.).