Studio of La Caricture and Le Charivari
Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers
1804 - 1859
The scene is an imaginary studio filled with clutter. The impish jester drawing a visitor is Charles Philipon, the publisher of the satirical papers ‘La Caricature’ and ‘Le Charivari’. On the right hand side is a mannequin with the features of the government censor, d’Argout. The glass specimen jar contains a foetus with the face of Louis-Philippe’s powerful minister, Adolphe Thiers. Although his face is obscured, the improbable visitor is recognisable as King Louis-Philippe.
Atelier de la Caricature and le Charivari
27.4 x 36.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "C J Traviés". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 2 (illus.), 14. no catalogue numbers