Mlle. Etienne-Joconde-Cunégonde-Bécassin de Constitutionnel...

Honoré Daumier French
Publisher Delaunois French

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In this lithograph published in "La Caricature," Daumier lampoons the bourgeois journal "Le Constitutionnel," shown in the guise of a corpulent woman with the head of the editor Charles Guillaume Etienne. A medallion of King Louis-Philippe displayed prominently between her breasts attests to the paper’s loyalty to the monarch. Etienne reacts with disdain to a performance of "Anthony," a play by Alexandre Dumas, père, which achieved great popular success, but was censored due to its critical view of marriage and casual portrayal of adultery.

Mlle. Etienne-Joconde-Cunégonde-Bécassin de Constitutionnel..., Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois), Lithograph

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