Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Object Results

Showing 1 of 4

Open Access

Allons vite des commissaires, from the periodical "La Caricature"

Artist: Auguste Desperet (1804 – 1865) Primary
Artist: Becquet (active ) Printer
Date: 1833
19th century
Dimensions: 8.07 x 10.83 in. (20.5 x 27.5 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.362
This work is not currently on view

The French text below the image (a line from Act IV, Scene 7 of Molière's play "The Miser") reads "Allons vite, des commissaires, des archers, des juges, de gênes, des potences, et des bourreaux je veux faire pendre tout le monde" or "Come quickly, commissioners, arches, judges, racks, gallows and executioners, I want to hang the whole world." Beneath, at left, the lithographer is identified. At lower right, the source of the line is identified ("L'avare comedie de Molière / Scéne 7t 4t acte"), and beneath that the publisher.


Click a term to view other artwork with the same keyword

Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use the simple term "prints." With regard to photographs, prefer "photographic prints"; for types of reproductions of technical drawings and documents, see terms found under "reprographic copies."
public domain
Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.
nineteenth century
Century in the proleptic Gregorian calendar including the years 1800 to 1899 (or 1801 to 1900).

Portfolio List

This object is a member of the following portfolios:

Does this record contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve? Please contact the museum registrar at