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Title

Prisoners of Gaul delivered up to the beasts

1835

Artist

Jean-Jacques Grandville

France

1803 – 1847

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Prisonniers Gaulois livres aux bêtes
    Date
    1835
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Dimensions
    22.1 x 39.1 cm image; 33.3 x 52.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    488.1988
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jean-Jacques Grandville

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • About

    Grandville’s political satires contain a strong element of fantasy and often feature animals dressed as humans. The subject of this print was inspired by the workers’ uprising in Lyons in 1834. The rioting soon spread to Paris and over 100 people were arrested and imprisoned. They became known as the April Insurgents. Here Grandville presents himself in the place of an insurgent facing an absurd bench of judges.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Jean-Jacques Grandville

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