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Title

Don't meddle with the press!

1834


Artist

Honoré Daumier

France

26 Feb 1808 - 10 Feb 1879


About

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.


Details


Alternative title

Ne vous y frottez pas!


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DO33.1967


Artist information

Honoré Daumier

Works in the collection

123


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


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.).