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The advice of a political jester (Le conseil d'un crispin politique)
11 13/16 x 9 5/16 in. (30 x 23.7 cm)
(Marseille, France, 1808 – 1879, Valmondois, France)
Medium and Support:
Lithograph on newsprint, mounted to heavy paper
Gift of Charles M. Carlton
Location: Not currently on view
Page removed from an issue of Le Charivari, issued May 12, 1851, trimmed before mounting. Louis Désiré Véron (1798-1867) was a doctor, writer and politician; he is depicted here as a Crispin the clown, offering aid to Napoleon III as he contemplates changing the French Constitution.