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Title

Here, gentlemen, is what we are honoured to be able to show every day

1834

Artist

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Voici Messieurs, ce que nous avons l'honneur d'exposer journellement
    Date
    1834
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Dimensions
    33.6 x 45.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    490.1988
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers

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    The setting is a picture gallery densely hung with paintings, the subjects of which are all variations on a pear shape. This fruit was repeatedly used by caricaturists as the image of Louis-Philippe. It alluded to the king’s jowly face and body shape. Caricaturists also exploited the double meaning of the French word ‘poire’, which means both pear and imbecile. The crowd of portly onlookers are all Louis-Philippe in various disguises.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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