Thursday, December 24, 2009

Anonymous, “Machine infernale de Sauzet,” La Caricature, 8 September, 1835.

The government of Louis Philippe introduced the restrictive legislation known as the September Laws in 1835, which eventually caused the newspaper to shut down. The “Machine infernale de Sauzet” appeared in what would be the journal’s last issue. In this illustration attributed to an anynomous artist, Philipon is depicted in the foreground with a severed hand. The image represented the fatal blow given to press by this newly introduced legislation.

Gift of Lessing J. Rosenwald 58-877

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