Metamorphoses of the Day
Date: 1829
Medium: Color lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 10 7/16 × 13 3/4 in. (26.5 × 34.9 cm)
Illustration Citation: From Metamorphoses du Jour, by J. J. Grandville (Paris: Garnier Freres, 1929)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1991
Object Number: 1991-53
About: In 1829, J. J. Grandville published a successful series of 70 lithographic caricatures entitled The Metamorphoses of the Day, depicting animals in human attire and participating in human activities, as a way of commenting on social, political and cultural issues of the day. -Give me a half-ounce of an emetic in a small packet for a lady who has had an attack. --This isn’t a pharmacy.
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