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Maker(s):Daumier, Honoré
Culture:French (1808-1879)
Title:Achille Véron se retirant sous sa tente [Achilles Véron withdrawing into his tent], Le Charivari plate 80 from the series Actualités [News of the Day]
Date Made:1850 March 1
Materials:Lithograph on newsprint
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris
Measurements:Mat: 19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 36.195 cm; Sheet: 14 3/16 in x 9 13/16 in; 36.03625 cm x 24.92375 cm; Image: 10 7/16 in x 8 9/16 in; 26.51125 cm x 21.74875 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TEXT: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed in black ink): Achille Véron se retirant sous sa tente. ; SERIES TITLE: recto, upp. ctr. (printed in black ink): ACTUALITÉS ; PLATE: recto, upp. r. (printed in black ink): 80 ; PUBLISHER: recto, lwr. r. (printed in black ink): Imp. Aubert & ; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (printed in black ink): Chez Aubert Pl. de la Bourse ; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): 1991 M ; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): 2.50
Accession Number:  MH 1963.52.M.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

In the center, a massive man dressed in ancient Greek military garb holds a shield with an advertisement for Pate de Regnault [Regnault's remedy]. With his right hand he pushes skinny, slumping Achilles into a tent on the left. Achilles carries ducks wrapped in newspaper (symbols for newspaper rumors [Brandeis Institutional Repository]), 'Le Constitutionnel' in his left hand. Another tent is visible in the background on the right.

caricatures; mythology; politicians; politics

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