Prisoners of Gaul delivered up to the beasts
1803 - 1847
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.
Prisonniers Gaulois livres aux bêtes
22.1 x 39.1 cm image; 33.3 x 52.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 13. no catalogue numbers