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Political Cartoon Prints (French), ca. 1706 - 1888 (continued)
Descente dans les ateliers de la liberté de la presse, 1833 (continued)
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.
La lunette du pot. Ces coquins de Français ne respectent donc plus rien?, [between 1859 and 1863]
Creator: Victor Adam (1801-1867)
Call No.: PC 5: Lunette (A)
Note: Political print shows a man staring through a telescope from the safety of a broken urn as bombs fly through the air. Soldiers crouch behind the urn for protection. Signed in stone: V. Adam. Published in Paris by Gosselin and in Lyon by Gadola, as Guerre d'Italie, no. 7.
Le pauvre homme. No. 23., [between 1828 and 1831]
Creator: Eduoard Waitter (1793-1871)
Call No.: PC 5: Pauvre (A)
Note: Satirical print shows a man looking upward while dipping something into his sherry. Behind him on the wall is an image of a battle scene. Signed: Wattier del. Lith. De Ducarme. Published in Paris by Ostervald, Rittner and Hautecoeur-Martinet.
el aveuglement! Vivant les luminères!, [ca. 1800]
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 5: Que aveuglement (A)
Extent: 1 print on wove paper: aquatint with watercolor ; 22 x 22 cm
Note: Humorous double caricature of an elderly lady wearing a bonnet and a happy young man wearing glasses.
Des soeurs converse, [between 1878 and 1888]
Creator: Lavrate (d. 1888)
Call No.: PC 5: Soeurs (B)
Note: Published in Paris.
[Two clown or acrobats, one sitting on the back of the other, who stops to take a bow], [between 1825 and 1866]
Creator: Paul Gavarni (1804-1866)
Call No.: PC 5: Two clowns (A)
Note: Signed in reverse in stone. Possibly published in Le Charivari.
Viola ce diable de Micmak en train de nettoyer la Confédération allez donc!...Vlin, vlan!!, [between 1870 and 1871]
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PC 5: Voila (A)
Extent: 1 print on paper mounted on paper: lithograph with watercolor and gold leaf ; 36.5 x 25 cm
Note: A man in a Prussian military uniform, his face hidden from view by his oversized helmet, sweeps away papers, a map, an inkwell, wigs and pens with a broom. The map reads "Carte d'Allemagne," and some of the papers are identified as articles and protocols. This image refers to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Imprint: Lith. Pinol & Sagaire, lib. edit. a Epinal [France].
Popular Graphic Art, ca. 1820 - 1926
Call No.: PGA (AA) (A) (D)
Life in New York: The rivals, [ca. 1830]
Creator: Edward Williams Clay (1799-1857)
Call No.: PGA: Clay, (E.) - Life in New York - The rivals (AA)
Extent: 1 print on paper: lithograph with watercolor ; 16 x 21 cm (sheet)
Note: Ethnic stereotype of two fashionably dressed Black men vying for the attention of a fashionably dressed Black woman. Edward Clay continued producing social satires modelled on his successful series, Life in Philadelphia, in New York. The series Life in New York was published by Anthony Imbert.
Life in Philadelphia, plate 4, 1828
Creator: Edward Williams Clay (1799-1857)
Call No.: PGA: Clay, (E.) - Life in Philadelphia, plate 4 (AA)
Extent: 1 print on paper: etching with watercolor ; 17 x 14 cm (sheet)
Note: Stereotype of Black man and woman in fashionable clothing. Published by W. Simpson in Philadelphia. Caption: How you find yourself dis hot weader Miss Chole?" "Pretty well I tank you Mr. Cesar only I aspire too much!" Pencil sketch of bust of woman on verso.
The Polka, [ca. 1850]
Creator: W. Kohler (printer)
Call No.: PGA: Koher-Polka (A)
Note: Couple dancing; a moveable wheel on the verso allows the faces to change into 15 different variations. Some are ethnic stereotypes and animals. Published by William Spooner in London. Spooner's changing drolleries, no. 7.
Love at Philadelphia, [between 1820 and 1850]
Creator: F. Rymer (lithographer) and Auguste Hervieu
Call No.: PGA: Rymer-Love at Philadelphia (A)
Extent: 1 print on paper: lithograph ; 20 x 21.5 cm (sheet)
Note: Fashionably dressed Black couple courting. A. Hervieu del. On stone by G. Rymer. Caption: "Oh Rose! Coal black Rose! I wish I may be scorched if I don't love Rose!"
Thomas Starling Sullivant, [ca. 1926]
Creator: Thomas Starling Sullivant (1854-1926)
Call No.: PGA: Sullivant-Thomas Starling Sullivant (A)
Note: Eight small caricatures of animals by Sullivant including a hippopotamus, an ostrich, a turtle, lions, elephants, monkeys, a hyena, a rabbit, a giraffe, and a centaur, with a poem by Oliver Herford in the center, titled "Thomas Starling Sullivant." To dear Mrs. Sullivant with deepest sympathy and sincere homage to the memory of a great artist. Oliver Herford.
Snake game, [between 1850 and 1900]
Creator: Unattributed
Call No.: PGA: Unattributed (U.S)-Snake game (D)
Note: Game board includes portrait of George Washington and 19th century vignettes.
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