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Title

Don't meddle with the press!

1834

Artist

Honoré Daumier

France

26 Feb 1808 – 10 Feb 1879

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Ne vous y frottez pas!
    Date
    1834
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Dimensions
    30.7 x 43.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "H.D.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Mrs M.V. Evatt 1967
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    DO33.1967
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Honoré Daumier

    Works in the collection

    123

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  • About

    In 1832 Daumier served time in prison for an inflammatory caricature of King Louis-Philippe. Two years later he drew this defiant image of a strong young printer personifying the freedom of the press. On the right hand side we see the fallen King Charles X, attended by foreign monarchs with money bags. On the right hand side the angry figure waving an umbrella is intended for Louis-Philippe.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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