Les Rois S'en Vont...Bon Voyage! (Dessiné par Monta.)

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Artist

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored

Dimensions

  • Print: 34.3 × 42.2cm (13 1/2 × 16 5/8 in.)
  • Backing: 41.9 × 49.2cm (16 1/2 × 19 3/8 in.)

Date

c. 1848

Physical Description

Uncolored etching of a satirical cartoon showing royals being carried away in balloons and on a train. Louis Phillipe (1773-1850) was king of France and head of the conservative Orleanist party form 1830 to 1848, when he was deposed. As in this print, the balloon was a favorite comic device to indicate the sudden departure of a leader. The newsprint on the reverse shows the etching was cut from a newspaper. The etching has been adhered by the corners to a cardboard backing.

Type

ART-Prints, Original

Inventory Number

A20140745000

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