An image of Nicolasky Gargantuakoff

Jean-Jacques Grandville

(France 1803 – 1847)

Nicolasky Gargantuakoff

Location
Not on display
Further information

J. J. Grandville was the pseudonym of Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard, a brilliant political caricaturist who worked alongside Daumier on the satirical newspaper ‘La Caricature’.

Tsar Nicholas I in the guise of Gargantua is about to devour Constantinople on the plate before him while the white eagle of Poland is hung up and bled. The portly figure seen from behind is King-Louis Philippe, who, along with his ministers, sacrifices France’s political rights to appease formidable Russia.

Year
1834
Media
Print
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
25.4 x 47.5 cm image; 33.4 x 55.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "JI Grandville...". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1990
Accession number
376.1990