An image of Studio of La Caricture and Le Charivari

Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers

(France 1804 – 1859)

Studio of La Caricture and Le Charivari

Location
Not on display
Further information

The scene is an imaginary studio filled with clutter. The impish jester drawing a visitor is Charles Philipon, the publisher of the satirical papers ‘La Caricature’ and ‘Le Charivari’. On the right hand side is a mannequin with the features of the government censor, d’Argout. The glass specimen jar contains a foetus with the face of Louis-Philippe’s powerful minister, Adolphe Thiers. Although his face is obscured, the improbable visitor is recognisable as King Louis-Philippe.

Year
1834
Media
Print
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
27.4 x 36.4 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l., [inscribed on stone] "C J Traviés". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1988
Accession number
491.1988