Honore Daumier, a notable French political cartoonist

by madk ~ February 17th, 2012. Filed under: Chapter 19: The Age of Ideology in Western Europe.

 

This is a political cartoon drawn by the French Honore Daumier depicting King Louis Philippe, the final monarch of France before its revolution, feeding on the labor of the nation’s peasants. Daumier was considered notorious by French rule, and the government attempted, unsuccessfully and eventually desperately, to censor his candidly negative depictions of royalty; the cartoonist survived an assassination attempt in 1835. He eventually moved on to paintings, capturing with realism the life of the lower class. He unfortunately died in 1878, before his painting had a chance to grow popular.

 

Source: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/10/02/stars-of-political-cartooning-honore-daumier/

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