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Title

Nicolasky Gargantuakoff

1834

Artist

Jean-Jacques Grandville

France

1803 - 1847

  • 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
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Jean-Jacques Grandville

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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