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Title

It was worth getting killed for that, really!

1835

Artist

Honoré Daumier

France

26 Feb 1808 – 10 Feb 1879

  • Details

    Other Title
    So this is all we got ourselves killed for!
    Alternative title
    C'était vraiment bien la peine de nous faire tuer!
    Date
    1835
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Edition
    only state
    Dimensions
    26.2 x 33.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    South Building, ground level, Grand Courts
    Accession number
    483.1988
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Honoré Daumier

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Plate 254 published in 'La Caricature', no 251, 27 August 1835.

    The victims of the July Revolution of 1830 (which replaced the Bourbon king, Charles X, with the Citizen King, Louis-Philippe) rise from their graves beside tombstones inscribed ‘They died for Liberty’. Around them they see the same rioting, turmoil and military suppression continuing. In August 1835, the very month that this lithograph was published, laws were passed prohibiting political caricature and ‘La Caricature’ was closed down.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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