Panic of the Lilliputians – Universal Suffrage



Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Panic of the Lilliputians, lithograph, 1851, plate 158 from the series ACTUALITÉS, as published in LE CHARIVARI.  Reference: Daumier Register 2120, second state (of 2), with letters (an impression before letters is very rare; the Daumier Register lists only one); a sur blanc impression (without the letterpress verso, on a strong wove paper).  In good condition apart from a repair bottom left corner (possible replacement of corner or repaired tear) not affecting image;   10 x 10 7/8, the sheet 10 1/4 x 13 inches.

A very good impression.

Translation from the Daumier Register:

Original Text:
Une panique de Lilliputiens qui ont essayé de garotter le Suffrage universel pendant son sommeil.

Panic of the Lilliputians who had tried to suffocate universal suffrage in its sleep.