The Past, the Present, and the Future (Le passé – Le présent – L'Avenir), published in La Caricature, no. 166, Jan. 9, 1834

Artist: Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)

Sitter: Louis Philippe, King of France (French, Paris 1773–1850 Claremont, Surrey)

Printer: Becquet

Publisher: Aubert et Cie

Date: January 9, 1834

Medium: Lithograph

Dimensions: Sheet: 13 3/4 × 10 5/8 in. (35 × 27 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1941

Accession Number: 41.16.1


Daumier, who had served a prison term for a cartoon of 1831 depicting King Louis-Philippe as Rabelais' Gargantua, made this lithograph for the January 9, 1834, issue of La Caricature, a political weekly begun by Charles Philipon in 1830 and closed by the government in 1835.