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Title

Nicolasky Gargantuakoff

1834


Artist

Jean-Jacques Grandville

France

1803 - 1847


About

J. J. Grandville was the pseudonym of Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard, a brilliant political caricaturist who worked alongside Daumier on the satirical newspaper ‘La Caricature’.

Tsar Nicholas I in the guise of Gargantua is about to devour Constantinople on the plate before him while the white eagle of Poland is hung up and bled. The portly figure seen from behind is King-Louis Philippe, who, along with his ministers, sacrifices France’s political rights to appease formidable Russia.


Details


Date

1834


Media category

Print


Materials used

lithograph


Dimensions

25.4 x 47.5 cm image; 33.4 x 55.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "JI Grandville...". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

376.1990


Artist information

Jean-Jacques Grandville

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history