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La Pyramide Humane (The Human Pyramid)
  • Honoré Daumier
    1808–1879
    born: Marseille, France ; died: Valmondois, France
  • La Pyramide Humane (The Human Pyramid), 1868
  • Actualités (News of the Day), No. 96, published in La Charivari
  • Where object was made: France
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 260 x 209 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 367 x 275 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 7/16 x 10 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0092
Description

Depiction of a man (Otto von Bismarck) on top, sabre in hand, raising himself on the shoulders of three persons in a pyramid stack representing personifications of the Prussian regions Hannover, Holstein, and Nassau.