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   Honoré Daumier 

 

Grande et Terrible Croisade ...

   
 
   
 
 

Lithograph published in
La Caricature
September 6, 1832
Approx. 10"w x 14"h

 
 

Réception. Duchesse de Mouille-Bouche, Marquis de Cuisse-Madame, Comte de Saint Germain, Baron de Buerré, Chevalier de Bergamotte, Abbé de Bon-Chrétien, c'est toujours avec un nouveau plaisir que je reçois l'expression serfs, vilains, sujets, manans, et autres ... par les deux poirivores. JJ. Grand E. For

Reception. The duchesse de Mouille-Bouche, the marquis de Cuisse-Madame, Count de St. Germain, Baron de Buerré, Chevalier de Bergamotte, Abbé de Bon-Chrétien; it is always with renewed pleasure that I receive the expression of your wishes as well as those of my vassals, serfs, villains, subjects, churls, and others ... by two pear-eaters, J.J. Grand E. For.

The king, seated on the throne to the right receives courtiers, ministers, public servants and others. All are depicted as pears. Queen Marie Amélie is a Neapolitan pear and the king's sister, Princess Adélaide sits on a cushioned stool in the lower-right corner. Pears are also shown in the designs of the carpet, the stained glass windows of the background and nestled in other architectural elements.

 

               
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