Aubert Editeur. Faut avouer que l'gouvernement a une bein drôle de tête (The Publisher Aubert. You must admit the government has a comic appearance)

Charles Joseph Traviès de Villers, Swiss, 1804 - 1859
after Charles Philipon, French, 1802 - 1862



Lithograph on paper

Plate: 9 3/4 × 11 1/16 in. (24.8 × 28.1 cm)

Sheet: 10 1/4 × 13 5/16 in. (26 × 33.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund



Place Made: Switzerland, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed in stone, lower right: C. J Traviès; inscribed, in print, upper right: La Caricature (Journal) / (No.60.); inscribed, in print, upper right: Pl.121.; inscribed in print above image: AUBERT EDITEUR.; inscribed, in print, beneath image: Faut aveuer que l'governement a une bein drole de tete.; inscribed, in print, lower left: Ch. Philipon in.r.

Course History

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, On Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2015

Published References

See Elise K.Kenney & John M.Merriman, 'The Pear: French Graphic Arts in the Golden Age of Caricature', South Hadley, Massachusetts 1991, p.100, cat.17. Also Judith Wechsler, 'A Human Comedy. Physiognomy and Caricature in 19th Century Paris', London 1982, p.67, fig.42. Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee, "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine" Ex. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, fig. no. 10, 14, ill.


James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2014.

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