12. Auguste Desperret (?-1865) after
Charles Philipon (1800-1862)

(click on image to print)
Desperret: ''The Charter is a reality...''

Lithograph, 1831, 228 x 280 mm., published in La Caricature November 24, 1831. The New Charter of Rights was supposed to protect the liberal press from censorship. Here the press is shown encumbered with weights representing the "12 Trials against La Caricature, 22 trials against the Tribune, 6 trials against the Revolution, 8 trials against the Gazette, verbal trials, the censor's stamp, seizure of the mail, seizure before publication, rewriting, assignation." The press had so many burdens, it could not move. A fine impression on white wove paper with small margins; old, vertical, central crease flattened.

Inquire $350.00 Buy Now