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The Past. The Present. The Future (Le passé. Le présent. L'avenir), from La Caricature, plate 349

Series/Portfolio:
La Caricature
Artist:
Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Lithographer:
Becquet
Publisher:
Aubert et Cie
Date:
January 9, 1834
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 9 7/8 × 7 15/16 in. (25.1 × 20.2 cm)
Sheet: 14 in. × 10 11/16 in. (35.6 × 27.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.66(7-1)
Not on view
Lithograph satirizing King Louis-Philippe, depicting the monarch with three faces - the past, the present, and the future - referring to the hope that he inspired when he first came to power and the hostility his reign quickly generated.
Signature: Lower left corner, in plate: 'H.D.' [printed in reverse]

Inscription: Upper left corner, in plate: 'La Caricature (Journal) No. 166.'; upper right corner, in plate: 'Pl. 349.'; bottom left corner, in plate: 'Chez Aubert, galerie véro dodat.'; bottom right corner, in plate: 'L. de Becquet, rue furstemberg 6.'
Vendor: E. Weyhe
Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, fig. no. 11, p. 15, ill.

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