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Maker(s):Desperret, Auguste; Desperret, Auguste
Culture:French (1804-1865)
Title:Tonneau des Danaides [The Danaides' Barrel], Le Charivari, Série polit. 141
Date Made:18 December 1833
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 14 1/4 in x 19 5/16 in; 36.195 cm x 49.05375 cm; Sheet: 9 5/16 in x 12 1/4 in; 23.65375 cm x 31.115 cm; Image: 8 3/8 in x 11 in; 21.2725 cm x 27.94 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: upp. l. (printed in black ink): Série polit. 141; lwr. l.: Chez Aubert, galerie véro dodat.; lwr. r.: L. de Becquet, rue Furstemberg 6.; lwr. c.: Tonneau des Danaides; Verso: lwr. r. (in graphite) 18/12/1833 [written on a sheet of La Charivari]
Accession Number:  MH 1988.20.5
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Vincent (Mary Wilson Smith, Class of 1926)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A swarm of workers climb ladders to pour coins into the mouth of an extremely large man, whose torso is a swollen barrel. Printed on page from La Charivari.

caricatures; mythology; politics; politicians;

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