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Honoré Daumier
Lithograph
June 14, 1832
10"w x 14"h
 

               
 

André-Marie-Jean-Jacques Dupin, also called Dupin the Elder lived rom 1783 to 1865.

The title of this lithograph, "DUP" is a reference to his name and an insinuation to his limited intelligence.

Over the course of his career he held a variety of government positions. He served as a lawyer at the Royal Court in Paris and went on to become the President of the Chamber of Representatives and also as Attorney General.

He was an important politician in his time, with a tendency toward liberal political ideas.

When the Duc D'Orleans was selected as the future king of the French, Dupin suggested that he adopt the name Louis Philippe to reduce his association with the earlier regime.

The coat of arms, created by Philipon, shows a money bag (corruption), a weather-vane (wryneck) and a pair of worn out shoes (insinuation to Dupin's useless march to the Duc d'Orléans).

This print is one of 25 bust portraits commissioned by Philipon, apart from a series of 18 full-size figures of deputies and ministers.

               
 

Background courtesy of The Daumier Register

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