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Title

Studio of La Caricture and Le Charivari

1834

Artist

Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers

France

1804 – 1859

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Atelier de la Caricature and le Charivari
    Date
    1834
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Dimensions
    27.4 x 36.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "C J Traviés". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    491.1988
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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