A stunning image that gets smothered in newsprint, so here we are online. In this 1832 lithograph, the noted printmaker Honore Daumier mocks French King Louis-Philippe I as a bulging pear who is much too weighty for his countrymen to hold up. (“Heave-ho! … Heave-ho!”) And this is one of Daumier’s gentler pieces of satire.
Daumier rocks the Cantor Arts Center through Nov. 11. I’m planning a full Weekly story on this exhibition to run soon.