L'Eclipse de 1832.
On s'abonne chez Aubert, Galerie Vero Dodat. [Paris, 1832.]
Lithograph with some hand colouring, sheet 255 x 330mm. 10 x 13".
A contemporary satire on reactions to the solar eclipse of July 1832; a military officer (centre) tries to rouse a man in theatrical costume from his slumber in a chair, gesturing towards the celestial phenomenon (coloured) upper right. Rows of sleeping men in armchairs to right, several figures looking through telescopes to left. The unrest of 1830 brought about the popular overthrow of the entrenched power within France and by summer 1832 the political scene was quite altered and the eclipse is used as an analogy. For the Paris periodical 'La Caricature', numbered 'No.60' upper right.
[Ref: 17981] £190.00