An image of Don't meddle with the press!

Honoré Daumier

(France 26 Feb 1808 – 10 Feb 1879)

Don't meddle with the press!

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1834
Media
Print
Medium
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
Accession number
DO33.1967