xml/lby.00100.xml Icons of Liberty: "Don't meddle with the press"

Honoré Daumier, "Don't meddle with the press," (1834)

Honoré Daumier, "Don't meddle with the press" (1834). Lithograph, 7 3/4 x 8 1/2. Rosenwald Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Reproduced from Ralph E. Shikes, The Indignant Eye: The Artist as Social Critic in Prints and Drawings from the Fifteenth Century to Picasso, Beacon Press, 1969, 164. Daumier's lithograph shows a defiant pressman being threatened by Louis-Philippe on the left while Charles X swoons on the right. Charles X's proposed press restrictions helped cause his overthrow in 1830.

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