Le Charivari was an illustrated magazine published in Paris, France,
from 1832 to 1937. It published caricatures, political cartoons and
reviews. After 1835, when the government banned political caricature,
Le Charivari began publishing satires of everyday life.
1 History and profile
2 Selected contributing artists
3 Selected contributing writers
4 Illustrations in Le Charivari
6 External links
History and profile
Le Charivari was started by caricaturist
Charles Philipon and his
brother-in-law Gabriel Aubert to reduce their financial risk of
censorship fines. They also had published the satirical,
anti-monarchist, illustrated newspaper La Caricature, which had more
pages and was printed on more expensive paper. In Le Charivari, they
featured humorous content which was not so political. Ownership of the
paper changed often due to issues with government censorship, and
related taxes and fines.
Le Charivari published daily from 1832 to 1936, and then weekly until
In 1841 English engraver, Ebenezer Landells, together with Henry
Le Charivari as the model to establish their Punch
magazine, subtitled The London Charivari.
Selected contributing artists
Contributing with lithographs, woodcuts, and (after 1870) with
zincographies (gillotage) were:
Cham (Amédée de Noé)
Grandville (Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard)
Alfred Le Petit
Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as Nadar
Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers, known as Traviès
Selected contributing writers
Louis Adrien Huart
Illustrations in Le Charivari
Victor Hugo by
Honoré Daumier published 20 July 1849
Lithograph by Louis Morel-Retz, published
22 November 1869
Caricature of Louis Philippe, published
27 February 1834
Honoré Daumier published
27 February 1864
Honoré Daumier published 1864
^ Thomas Gretton (1997). "European Illustrated Weekly Magazines, c.
1850-1900" (PDF). Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas.
Retrieved 28 November 2014.
"Le Charivari". H. Daumier and His Lithographic Work. Retrieved 7 May
Honoré Daumier exhibition, Masterworks fine art, archived from the
original on 15 June 2006 , refers to Charivari.
Gallica (digital library), FR: BnF .
Daumier Drawings, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum
of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Le
Charivari (see index)
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