Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1833

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Collection/Provenance

Gift from the estate of Lilly Jacobson

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: Lilly Jacobson Collection Box 1

Location

UND Art Collections Office, Hughes Fine Arts Center

Additional Information

Published in Le Charivari

Original text: Gros, gras et....... Constitutionnel.

Notes:

King Louis Philippe wears a nightcap with the name of the conservative newspaper, "Le Constitutionnel," on it. This newspaper, which favored the King, espoused opposing views to those expressed by Daumier and the journal Le Charivari.

As elsewhere, the overweight and unhealthy-looking King is identified by a pear-shaped head, which is echoed by his pear-shaped torso.

Included in the Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire exhibition.

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