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Political Cartoon Prints (British): Dated Series, 1815 - 1829
Call No.: PC 3 (A) (B)
The law of libel, 1815
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 3: 1815 (A)
Extent: 1 print: etching with watercolor ; 26 x 38 cm
Dandies, 1819
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 3: 1819 (B)
Note: Published by T. Tegg in London. No. 328.
Irish march of intellect; or the happy result of Emancipation, 1829
Creator: John Phillips
Call No.: PC 3: 1829 (A)
Extent: 1 print on paper: etching with watercolor and china white ; 26 x 36 cm (sheet)
Note: Published by S. Gans. Pseudonym is A. Sharpshooter.
Political Cartoon Prints (French), ca. 1706 - 1888
Call No.: PC 5 (AA) (A) (B) (C)
Calendrier royal indiquant le cours du soleil, 1706
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 5: 1706.1 (AA)
Note: This caricature attacks the French king, Louis XIV, who sits in the center of a sun, from which sunbeams radiate. This is a pun on his nickname, the Sun King. Descriptions of his negative actions are inscribed on each beam, including incest with the wife of the Dauphin in 1680, massacres in villages in Holland in 1673, and sacrilege in Germany and Italy in 1695. In the upper right lies a moon which eclipses the sun. Printed below image: Eclipse 12 Mai 1706. In general, the power of the French monarchy began to be questioned in 1706, especially with the military defeat of the French army by Marlborough in Spanish Flanders at Ramilles during the War of the Spanish Succession. The battle occurred on May 12, 1706 (May 23 in the new calendar). The defeat at Ramilles as an eclipse was a common theme in caricature at the time. See also PC 1 - 1450 for a British example.
La metamorphose, ou trait de l'historie de France du 21 au 25 juin 1791, 1791
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 5: 1791.12 (A)
Extent: 1 print on paper: etching ; 23 x 29 cm
Note: Political allegory shows lobsters guiding a chariot on which is mounted a barrel. A female figure holds the reigns. A male figure, astride on the barrel, rides facing backward, holding an ewer. A small winged boy places a crown on his head. The man looks at another male figure with wings, holding a mirror. Two owls are tethered to the barrel and fly over the chariot. A woman's head emerges from the barrel. She faces downward, vomiting into the large open belly of a fish. The chariot passes a man riding a horse in a caged wheel mounted on a pedestal. A bell is mounted on top of the wheel. Flight of Louis XVI. Plate 44G; [Musee de Caricature?]. A print with a similar title is in de Vinck, v. 2, p. 671, no. 3931, but has eight lines of explanatory text, which this print lacks. The French king, Louis XVI, and his family attempted to flee the palace in the center of Paris, Tuileries, and were arrested in Varennes. The royal family was forcibly returned to Paris on the night of June 25, 1791.
La Consternation, [1806]
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 5: 1806.2 (A)
Extent: 1 print on paper: engraving with watercolor ; 26 x 35 cm
Note: This political satire on the English shows two men in robes sitting before several rows of similarly garbed men. The king, George III, falls back in his chair, holding his head with one hand and reaching toward the floor with the other. His transparent robe reveals peasant clothing underneath, which alludes to his frequent representation in British caricature as "Farmer George." The other, the English prime minister, stares with an open mouth and large eyes in astonishment as he reads the dispatches, labelled "Dépêches" to the council. The councilmen wink, grimace, purse lips, roll eyes and make other facial gestures. This is one of several caricatures produced at the time about the continental blockade. One print in the series Garde a vous, no. 15. Published in Paris chez Martinet. De Vinck, v. 4, p. 488, no. 8278.
Toilette d'une famille espagnole, [1812]
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 5: 1812.4 (A)
Extent: 1 print on paper: etching with watercolor ; 25 x 32.5 cm
Note: A family of Spaniards stand and sit, picking lice from each other's hair. A dog cleans itself separately. Depose a la Bibliotheque Imperiale 3 fevrier 1812. Date of registration, Feb. 22, 1812. Published in Paris, chez Bance aine and chez Remosnet. DeVinck, v. 4, p. 519, no. 8368.
Jugement dernier, [1827]
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 5: 827.1 (B)
Extent: 1 print: lithograph with watercolor ; 40 x 32 cm
Note: In a political print which reads from lower right, upwards and down to the left, four of the five politicians start in the foreground of the Assemblée Nationale. Next, all five ascend on a cloud into heaven, where an angel prepares to put halos on their heads. God makes a decision not to admit them into heaven, and they are cast down into the fire of hell, where devils and ecclesiastical figures greet them. Maximilien Sebastien Fory (1775-1825), Francois-Alexander-Frederic, duc de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (1747-1827), Monuel Pierre-Louis (1775-1827), Stanislas, comte de Girardin (1765-1827), and Jean-Denis, comte Lanjuinais (1753-1827) were noblemen who had emigrated from France during the French Revolution and returned with the Bourbon Restoration. A bill of indemnity to the emigrés was brought before Parliament in 1825, which compensated the owners of forfeited estates for their losses after the Revolution. Large property owners and those with influences at Court were compensated over-generously. Debates in the Lower Chamber resulted in intensified class differences in France. Published by Barella, Brussels.
Règne Animal (Suite). Cabinet d'historie naturelle [plate 3], [1830]
Creator: J. J. Grandville (1803-1847)
Call No.: PC 5: 1830.4 (C)
Note: Signed: J.G. and E.F. Published in La Caricature, no. 2, plate 3.
Règne Animal (Suite). Cabinet d'historie naturelle [plate 6], [1830]
Creator: J. J. Grandville (1803-1847)
Call No.: PC 5: 1830.5 (C)
Note: Signed: J.G. and E.F. Published in La Caricature, no. 4, plate 6.
Pere-scie, [1832, June 14]
Creator: Auguste Bouquet (1810-1846)
Call No.: PC 5: 1832.1A (A)
Note: Satirical print shows a religious official with a long nose shaped like a saw, holding Charles Philipon down on a pile of the journal, La Caricature. He prepares to saw off his neck. Bundles of other periodicals are visible in the background. Slightly different coloring from other impression. Published in La Caricature, no. 85, June 14, 1832, plate 170. DeVinck, v. 6, p. 615, no. 13.231.
Descente dans les ateliers de la liberté de la presse, 1833
Creator: J. J. Grandville (1803-1847)
Call No.: PC 5: 1833.4 (B)
Note: Published in Paris L'Association Mensuelle.
Memento homo quia pulvia ea et in pulverem reverteria, [1833]
Creator: Damas
Call No.: PC 5: 1833.5 (A)
Note: Satirical print shows a man holding a stone raised above his head, preparing to hurl it at a crowd made up of Paillase, Tupin, Le grad conquerant de la Hollande, Lebeau Lancelot, Le prince and Le petit diable d'argent. Published in La Caricature, no. 120, plate 248. Printed below image: Cartouche de Damas-scie.
L'intervention déguisée, 1835
Creator: J. J. Grandville (1803-1847)
Call No.: PC 5: 1835.1 (A)
Note: Political satire shows the French king, Louis-Philippe from behind on the Route d'Espagne. He begs Cartariscof for permission to let his party pass. They are clearly all in disguise. Published in La Caricature, no. 244, plate 507.
La reine bacchanal quadrille brillant pour le piano par G. Redler, [1844]
Creator: Célestin Deshayes (1817-1884)
Call No.: PC 5: 1844.1 (A)
Extent: 1 print on paper: lithograph ; 25.5 x 34 cm
Note: This humorous print, an illustrated cover for sheet music, shows four costumed figures riding in a carriage, standing and sitting in theatrical poses. One holds a banner reading "amour et joie a la reine bacchanal." Signed in stone: Célestin Deshayes. Printed lower right of image: Lith. Guillet. Published in Paris by Colombier. Published as part of series, Les Soirees Parisiennes, no. 12.
C'est un coup superbe [A la Guerre comme a la Guerre, pl. 26], [1846]
Creator: Cham (1819-1879)
Call No.: PC 5: 1846.1 (A)
Note: Political print shows two Turkish officers talking about the arrival of the enemy. One man's moustache and beard stick out sideways in four clumps. France fought in Algeria between 1843 and 1846. Published in the series, A la Guerre comme a la Guerre, pl. 26. Published in Le Charivari, Sept. 23, 1846, as A la guerre comme a la guerre, pl. 26.
Commençant à souffrir du froid et attendant avec impatience le moment de la rentrée, [1851]
Creator: Cham (1819-1879)
Call No.: PC 5: 1851.1 (A)
Note: Political print shows several men standing outside shivering in the cold, waiting to reenter the National Assembly building. Probably published in Le Charivari in 1851 as part of the series, Actualités. Pl. 229. Signed in stone: Cham 231.
Le Jugement dernier. Barbarie. Civilisation, [1856]
Creator: Victor Adam (1801-1867)
Call No.: PC 5: 1856.1 (A)
Note: Political print shows a scene of the last judgment, where a heavenly hand holds a sword as a balance. On one side sits the Russian bear. The devil heats the basket with flames. On the other, slightly heavier side, sit three soldier thumbing their noses at the bear. Victor Adam created several prints on the Crimean War for Gosselin and Gadola. Published in Paris by Gosselin and Lyon by Gadola. Plate no. 46.
Patriotisme d'un petit Savoyard. Voyez mesdames, c'est comme à la bataille de Magenta trois contre un, [1859]
Creator: Victor Adam (1801-1867)
Call No.: PC 5: 1859.1 (A)
Note: Satirical print shows a toy salesman beating his drum while the Battle of Magenta is reenacted by toy soldiers at his feet, in which a Zouave attacks and kills three French soldiers. Two women and a boy look on. Published in Paris by Gosselin and in Lyon by Gadola, as Guerre d'Italie, no. 13. The Battle of Magenta occurred in 1859 during the French war with Italy under Napoleon III.
Satané drabeau français...heureusement mes soldats ne saffrent bas lire!, [1859]
Creator: Cham (1819-1879)
Call No.: PC 5: 1859.2 (A)
Note: An Australian general sees French soldiers charging and remains immovable by the sight. The French carry a battle flag with the names of several Napoleonic battles, including Arcole (1796), Rivoli (1797), Marengo (1800) and Wagram (1809). Published in Paris. Signed in stone: Cham 18. Published in Le Charivari, May 22, 1859. Also published as plate 21 of En Italie, album par Cham. DeVinck, v. 8.2, p. 550, no. 18.140.
C'te bonne pièce de cent v'là donc retrouvée!...qu'est ce qui s'serait jamais douté qu'elle était venue se cacher en Chine, [1860]
Creator: Alfred-Henri Darjou (1832-1874)
Call No.: PC 5: 1860.1 (A)
Note: Political print shows two French soldiers looking at a 5 franc coin which dances between them on thin legs. In the background three Chinese men cry and wail. The French army remained in Peking until Nov. 1, 1860. Darjou created several cartoons on the subject of the French in China for Le Charivari during 1860. Published in Paris by Martinet. Lith Destouches. Published in Le Charivari as one in the series, En Chine, plate 30.
1862 ne sachant où poser le pied pour faire son entrée dans le monde: 1862 does not know where to put her feet in order to make her entrance into the world., [1862]
Creator: Cham (1819-1879)
Call No.: PC 5: 1862.1 (A)
Note: Political print shows a woman, labelled 1862, stepping over canons. It refers to the wars in which France was engaged at the time. Signed in stone: Cham 2. Published in Le Charivari as part of the series, Actualités, pl. 418.
Ce malheureux lion finissant par ne plus fair peur a personne!, [1864]
Creator: Cham (1819-1879)
Call No.: PC 5: 1864.1 (A)
Note: Political print shows Britannia, with her shield of Albion watching a hare chase a lion, the symbol of Great Britain. Cham published several cartoons on the French and British conflict in Suez, Egypt in 1864, of which this is one. Published in Le Charivari August 3, 1864 as part of the series, Actualités, pl. 111. Signed in stone: Cham 57. Lithograph by Destouches, published by Martinet.
Il faut la lui couper? C'est inutile, elle tombera toute seule!, [1867]
Creator: Stop (1825-1899)
Call No.: PC 5: 1867.1 (A)
Note: Political print shows three men with tall hats standing over a man in a turban resting his broken foot on a chaise. The cast reads "Candie." Signed in stone: Stop. Published in Le Charivari April 24, 1867, as part of the series, Actualités, pl. 64. The Siege of Candia, or Iraklion, Greece, occurred from 1667 to 1669.
Le bain du Cornic[h?]on, [ca. 1810?]
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 5: Bain (B)
Extent: 1 print: etching, aquatint, and watercolor ; 31 x 43 cm
Note: Vinck? It is not in the Image of France, listings for 1811-1817. Political print shows a man sitting in a bathtub labelled "Le roi ne cedera pas," his face horror-stricken. A dog sits by the tub holding an ecclesiastical hat in its mouht. There are other symbols, identifying the man as a religious figure, include a miter. Before the bathtub, on the floor, are scattered papers reading: "Gazette," "Censure," "Loi du scril," "Drapeail blam," "Quotidien" and "Droit dainesse." A republican cock leans on the edge of the tub next to the man's face, its beak almost touching his cheek. A man and a woman stand behind the bathtub. Another man stands, hidden behind drapery, identified as "mon pauvre frere."
Aux colonies, [between 1878 and 1888]
Creator: Lavrate (d. 1888) and Ferdinand Lefman
Call No.: PC 5: Colonies (A)
Extent: 1 print on paper: relief etching with watercolor ; 30.5 x 24.5 cm
Note: Cartoon shows two French sailors laughing at an African woman, who walks away from them, naked except for a waist belt and other jewelry. One comments that the other man should bring a costume like hers back to France for his sister. Printed below title: Pacôme, quand tu retourneras en France faudra emporter un costume comme çá pour ta soeur! Signed: Lavrate. Printed: Lefman sc.
Les croyables au pér[?], [between 1783 and 1790]
Creator: F. Sansom and Carle Vernet (1758-1836)
Call No.: PC 5: Croyables (A)
Extent: 1 print: etching with watercolor ; 29 x 33.5 cm
Note: Satirical print shows three men, one an elderly man in a green suit, holding a walking stick under one arm, and jiggling coins in his hands. Another man faces him, fashionably dressed, holding coupons which read "Promene mandat territore." A third man stands behind him, pulling cloth out of his pocket. His eyes open wide at the sight of the coupons. This cartoon possibly refers to a real estate deal. Imprint: pinxt. C. Vernet; sculpt. F Sansom.
Et dire qui ya un tas d'Lascars qui se plaignent de travailler pour le roi de Prusse...Eh ben nous alors!, [between 1870 and 1871]
Creator: A. Jann
Call No.: PC 5: Et dire (B)
Note: Political print shows a soldier dressed in pantaloons and a cap, waving his fellow soldiers on, even though they have heard that there are a number of Lascars who fight for the Prussian king. Published in Paris by F. Wentzel. Published, but not in Le Charivari, as part of a series, Actualités, pl. 7.
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