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Title

Prisoners of Gaul delivered up to the beasts

1835


Artist

Jean-Jacques Grandville

France

1803 - 1847


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.


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


Artist information

Jean-Jacques Grandville

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 13. no catalogue numbers