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.
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.
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009