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        Rebel grocer fires on the gendarmes during the July Revolution, 1830

        Daumier, Honore (1808-79); French. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1830. Evocation of the street fighting in Paris during the July Revolution (also known as the Second French Revolution or 'Les Trois Glorieuses') which saw the overthrow of King Charles X, the French Bourbon monarch, and the ascent of his cousin Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orl�ans. 'The grocer, who was not stupid, was throwing them a kind of liquorice which was not sweet at all': 'L'�picier qui n'�tait pas b�te leur envoyait de la r�glisse qui n'�tait pas sucr�e du tout'; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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