The Satirical Eye
Comedy and critique from Hogarth to Daumier

Key works

  • James GILLRAY
The plumb-pudding in danger or State epicures taking un petit souper 1805 {published} 


hand-coloured etching
25.5 x 35.7 cm (image)
26.1 x 36.3 cm (plate)
26.6 x 37.0 cm (sheet)
Wright & Evans 295; George 10371

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1944
1264-4

    James GILLRAY
    The plumb-pudding in danger or State epicures taking un petit souper 1805 {published}
    hand-coloured etching
    25.5 x 35.7 cm (image) 26.1 x 36.3 cm (plate) 26.6 x 37.0 cm (sheet)
    Wright & Evans 295; George 10371
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Felton Bequest, 1944
    1264-4

  • Thomas ROWLANDSON
A little bigger 1790 


pen and ink and watercolour over pencil
29.8 x 27.8 cm (sheet)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1920
1055-3

    Thomas ROWLANDSON
    A little bigger 1790
    pen and ink and watercolour over pencil
    29.8 x 27.8 cm (sheet)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Felton Bequest, 1920
    1055-3

  • Honoré DAUMIER
Fruitless research into Leverrier's planet 1846 
(Recherche infructeuse de la planète Leverriere)
plate 55 from the Les bons bourgeois series, published by Aubert, Paris
hand-coloured lithograph
25.5 x 22.0 cm (image)
36.0 x 27.2 cm irreg. (sheet)
Delteil 1531 ii/ii
2nd of 2 states
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
1999.353

    Honoré DAUMIER
    Fruitless research into Leverrier's planet 1846
    (Recherche infructeuse de la planète Leverriere)
    plate 55 from the Les bons bourgeois series, published by Aubert, Paris
    hand-coloured lithograph
    25.5 x 22.0 cm (image) 36.0 x 27.2 cm irreg. (sheet)
    Delteil 1531 ii/ii
    2nd of 2 states
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1999
    1999.353