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        Series 'Actualites', the comet, Monsieur Babinet decides to personally shut down the sun in order to fulfil his predictions, plate 386, illustration from 'Le Charivari', 15th April 1857

        Daumier, Honore (1808-79); French. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1857. Serie 'News of the Day'; comet Charles-Quint predicted for 13th June 1857; expected to hit the earth; prophecy of the ending of the world; 'Mr Babinet se decidant a aller eteindre lui-meme le soleil pour ne pas faire mentir sa prediction'; Jacques Babinet (1794-1872) French physicist, mathematician and astronomer; fulfill; Provenance: Marcel Lecomte Collection, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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