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Donald Goldberg collection of French caricature, 1830-1853

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Finding aid for the Donald Goldberg collection of French caricature, 1830-1853
Series II. Works by Grandville, 1830-1835 ca. 2 lin. ft.
The thirteen examples by Grandville are all from the heyday of Philipon's La Caricature, and include an example from the monthly subscription series L'Association mensuelle lithographique, established by Philipon to raise money for his legal battles with government censors.
[Note: Unless otherwise noted, all are crayon lithographs. All are designed by J.J. Grandville (Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard) ( 1803-1847), although transfer to the lithographic stone was achieved by a number of collaborators, as noted.]
[See also Note on Cataloging (above) for references cited in item descriptions below].
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10 211 Grandville, "Nom de D..!peut on avoir les jambes f...... comme ça!..."
From La Caricature (Journal) No. 13. Hand-colored. Lithog: Delaporte. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 16 December, 1830. Monsieur Mayeux, the infamous hunchbacked dwarf invented by Traviès, is envious of a passerby with long legs. Ref: Sello, Gottfried. Grandville: Das Gesamte Werk. 2 vols. (Munich: Rogner u. Bernard, 1969) 61.
10 212 Grandville, from suite Le carnival politique
From La Caricature[No. 19] Pl. 38 [&39]. Hand-colored. From suite Le carnival politique. Lithog: Delaporte. Printer: Langlumé. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 19 March, 1831. M. Dupin escorts a prostitute, who represents a "Certaine magistrature." Ref: Sello 74. Note: This image is the first half of a suite of two (the second is Sello 75; they are illustrated as united in Sello 73).
10 213 Grandville and Vatier, "Le Bouquet......Choui--i! Put! put-put!....Pan!!....pan-pan,pan! brrrr..pan, papapapa pan! pan!!...pan! pouf! pouf! Patapatapouf!!!!"
From La Caricature (Journal) No. 56. Lithog: Delaporte. Printer: Langlumé. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 5 May, 1831. Ostensibly a fireworks display, but close examination reveals that the items showering the night sky are symbols of the public honors which Louis-Philippe bestowed upon his rivals in order to keep the peace: medals, epaulettes, pensions, swords, money, peerages, etc. A flaming scaffold reads: "Peace at any price." Ref: Sello 82.
10 214 Grandville and Eugene Forest, "La France livrée aux Corbeaux de tout espèce"
From La Caricature (Journal) No. 100. Hand-colored. Lithog: Delaporte. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 15 October, 1831. Allegorical figure of France is being devoured by crows wearing various accouterments of the ancien régime. Ref: Sello 98.
10 215 Grandville and Forest, "Singeries. Morales, Politiques, etc. Pl. 1"
From La Caricature (Journal). Lithog.: Bénard. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 19 April, 1832. Six vignettes in which monkeys are dressed as humans. Sheet: 318 x 439mm. Ref.: Sello 126-131.
10 216 Grandville and Julien, "Rien n'est si dangereux qu'un ignorant ami; Mieux vaudrait un sage ennemi. (L'ours et l'amateur de jardins. - Lafontaine)"
From: La Caricature (Journal) No. 93 Pl. 191. Lithog: de Becquet. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 16 August, 1832. A bear is about to try to squash a flying insect representing La Caricature (Journal). In the process, he will drop the stone on the sleeping gardener, a caricature of Louis-Philippe. Ref: Sello 141.
10 217 Grandville and E. Forest, "La gratification portée par la France nouvelle, les Débats, etc."
From La Caricature (Journal) No. 121 Pl. 251. Hand-colored. Partial signature in stone. Lithog: de Becquet. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 21 February, 1833. Figures in costume representing various journals carry the body of a figure representing the death of free press. Ref.: Sello 170.
10 218 Grandville and E. Forest, Cérémonie des cendres politiques (suite)
From La Caricature (Journal) No. 121 Pl. 250. Hand-colored. Partial signature in stone). Lithog: de Becquet. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 28 February, 1833. A parade of ten figures (political caricatures) in various costumes: d'Argout as Polichinelle; Guizot as a cleric, etc. The "pear" head of Louis-Philippe is sketched on the "saddle" of the giraffe. Ref.: Sello 171.
10 219 Grandville and Eugene Forest, "Memento homo quia pulvia en et in pulverem reverteria"
From La Caricature (Journal) No. 120 Pl. 248. Hand-colored. Lithographer: de Becquet. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 28 February, 1833. Six figures (political caricatures) in costumes of the Comedia dell'arte and other historical (ie. reactionary) eras are about to be stoned by a man, with two boys, one in a Phrygian cap, holding stones. Ref: Sello 172.
Note: The three lithographs above are intended to be sequentially arranged in order of appearance, forming a panoramic view of the procession. Sello 173 illustrates the whole].
10 220 Grandville and Desperet, "Le Temps l'amène, patience, patience!"
From La Caricature (Journal) No. 177 Pl. 372 & 373. Lithog: Delaunois. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 27 March, 1834. Allegorical figures of Father Time and Liberty are warned by the Press that promised freedoms will not come quickly. Ref.: Sello 198.
10 221 "G.D." [i.e., Grandville and Desperet], "Jugement des Juges"
From La Caricature (Journal) No. 233 Pl. 484 & 485. "G.D." in reverse on stone. Lithog: Delaunois. Vendor: Aubert. Date: 23 April, 1835. Father Time has brought in two members of the ancien regime (presumably magistrates) before allegorical figures of France, and of Justice, who is branding their foreheads with the letter "A". Ref.: Sello 218.
10 222 Grandville and Eugene Forest, "Décès de Madmoiselle Hérédité. Elle laisse inconsolables ses pairs et ses enfans. De profundis."
From La Caricature (Journal). Lithog: Delaporte. Vendor: Aubert. This copy is on newsprint, laid down on china paper. A group of people, most of whom bear a family resemblance (and particularly large noses), some of whom may be caricatures of various political figures, are shown mourning the passing of Mlle. Heredity, who wears a gown, but appears rather masculine. Not found in Sello.
10 223 Grandville and M.[?], "Grande Vendage du Budjet. Année de la Comete, bonne année, pleine année.Grande Vendage du Budjet. Année de la Comete, bonne année, pleine année."
From L'Association mensuelle lithographique No. 4. Lithog.: de Becquet. Vendor: Aubert. Date: December, 1832. Louis-Philippe and his ministers are harvesting bags of money as if they were bunches of grapes on the vine. Evident at the left is the censor D'Argout, with his famous nose and shears. Ref.: Bechtel, Edwin de Turck. Freedom of the Press and L'Association mensuelle: Philipon versus Louis-Philippe (New York: Grolier Club, 1952).


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