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Animal Kingdom: Natural History Cabinet (Règne animal: Cabinet d'histoire naturelle), from La Caricature, plates 265 and 266

Artist:
J. J. Grandville (French, Nancy 1803–1847 Vanves)
Lithographer:
Becquet
Publisher:
Aubert et Cie
Date:
April 18, 1833
Medium:
Lithograph, hand-colored
Dimensions:
Image: 11 1/4 × 14 3/8 in. (28.6 × 36.5 cm)
Sheet: 14 in. × 20 1/2 in. (35.6 × 52.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.66(5-1)
Not on view
Lithograph satirizing King Louis-Philippe and his political collaborators by protraying them as animal specimens on display in a natural history museum.
Signature: Bottom right corner, in plate: 'JJ / G.'

Inscription: Upper left corner, in plate: 'Pl. 265, 266.'; upper right corner, in plate: 'La Caricature (Journal) No. 128.'; bottom left corner, in plate: 'Lith. de Becquet, rue furstemberg no. 6.'; bottom right corner, in plate: 'On s'abonne chez Aubert, galerie véro dodat.'
Vendor: E. Weyhe
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

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, Entry by Nadine Orenstein, cat. no. 144, pp. 155, 182-183, ill.

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