Gargantua.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:09:35Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:09:35Z
dc.date.issued 1831
dc.identifier.other LD34
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/3930
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: La Caricature, December 16, 1831.
dc.description.abstract Gargantua represents Louis-Philippe seated on his throne and swallowing bags of coins which have been extracted from the poor by his ministers and which are carried by lilliputian personnages up a plank that stretches from the ground to his mouth. At the foot of the plank is a crowd of miserable men an women handing over their money. About the throne are fat little favourites gathering up peerages, decorations, commissions, and the like, into which the enforced offerings have been converted. “Gargantua” was actually referring to the incredible amounts of money, the Government spent on itself. Louis-Philippe allowed himself a “salary” of more than 18 Millions francs, which was 37 times more than Napoleon Bonaparte or almost 150 times the amount the American President received. This amount was paid on top of the regular upkeep of the various castles in his possession. At the same time, the majority of the working population was living in deepest poverty. Although Gargantua was never published in La Caricature, (the censor and the police stopped publication in time), there appeared a specific article about the print in the same paper, ridiculing the Court decision. Daumier, Aubert, and Philipon had to present themselves to the Court for trial in February 1832. They pleaded guilty and each of them was sentenced to six months in prison and 500 francs fine plus charge of the legal costs. The imprisonment was to take place six months from the date of judgment. While one can dispute the artistic value of this lithograph, it surely made Daumier famous at a very young age.
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 24 x 32.5 cm
dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg
dc.publisher Paris, 1831
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 34.
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries.
dc.subject Ramps
dc.subject Mouths
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.subject.lcsh Kings
dc.title Gargantua.
dc.title.alternative Gargantua.
dc.title.alternative Caricature
dc.type still image
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.
mods.name.donor Trustman, Benjamin A.
mods.name.donor Trustman, Julia M.
mods.note.acquisition Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
mods.name.lithographer Daumier, Honoré
mods.date.keydate 1831
mods.note 2nd state.
mods.note Published in: La Caricature, December 16, 1831.


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