Ah Mayeux! Mayeux!! chian li li li!...
On s'abonne chez Aubert, Galerie Vero Dodat [Paris, n.d., c.1832].
Lithograph with hand colouring, sheet 270 x 360mm. 10½ x 14¼".
Children chasing a rather freakish man dressed in female clothes (in the manner of 'Little Bo Peep') out of town. Monsieur Mayeux was a fictional hunchback character created by Charles Traviès, who depicted a series of his 'Aventures'. For the Paris periodical 'La Caricature'. Under the regime of Charles X until the Revolution of 1830 the political caricature was prohibited by censorship. In November 1830 Charles Philipon (1800 - 1862) started publishing 'La Caricature', devoted to political satire. In 1832 he published the 'Charivari' with his brother-in-law Gabriel Aubert, with whom he founded the famous publishing house Maison Aubert.
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