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Maker(s):Travies de Villers, Charles Joseph
Culture:French (1804-1859)
Title:Festin de Balthazar...1, 2, 3. [Belshazzar's Feast], La Caricature, No.181, pls.380 and 381.
Date Made:24 April 1834
Type:Print
Materials:Lithograph
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 22 in x 28 1/16 in; 55.88 cm x 71.27875 cm; Sheet: 13 1/2 in x 17 1/8 in; 34.29 cm x 43.4975 cm; Image: 11 1/4 in x 14 in; 28.575 cm x 35.56 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: upp. l. (printed in black ink): La Caricature (Journal) No. 181.; upp. r.: Pl. 380 et 387.; lwr. l.: Au bureau chez, Aubert pass. Véro-Dodat.; lwr. ctr.: FESTIN DE BALTHAZAR; lwr. ctr.: (line of dots) / 1 : Ils buvaient du vin et ils louaient leurs dieux d’or et d’argent, d’airain et de fer, de bois et de pierre. / 2 : Au même moment on vit paraître des doigts et comme la main d’un homme qui écrivait sur la muraille. / 3 : Alors son visage se chargia, son esprit fut saisi d’un grand trouble, ses reins se relachêrent, et dans son tremblement ses genoux se choquaient l’un l’autre.; lwr. r.: Lith : Delanois rue de Bouloy. 19; lwr. r.: (La Bible)
Accession Number:  MH 1988.20.46
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Vincent (Mary Wilson Smith, Class of 1926)

Description:
Men feasting at a long table are shocked by an apparition.

Tags:
allegory; caricatures; Christianity; interiors; mythology; politics; politicians; religion

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