Peter A. Wick Collection of J. J. Grandville
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of twenty-eight drawings and forty lithographs by the French artist and caricaturist J. J. Grandville. The drawings are ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper, and are sketches that he created prior to the final drawings for illustrations for the books Fables de Florian, Jérôme Paturot, Les Métamorphoses du jour, Petites misères de la vie humaine, Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux, and Voyages de Gulliver dans des contrées lointaines. The lithographs are images published in the journals La Caricature and Le Charivari, with a separate porfolio of ten prints titled Chaque âge a ses plaisirs.
- 1827 - 1846
Language of Materials
Captions in French.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Peter A. Wick Collection of J. J. Grandville is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Peter A. Wick (Yale 1943) and Kathleen Wick, 1995-2003.
Organized into two series: I. Drawings, 1829-1846. II. Prints, 1827-1835.
3.4 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
A collection of sketches and prints by French artist J. J. Grandville.
Peter Arms Wick (1920-2004)
Peter Arms Wick (1920-2004, Yale 1943), American author and bibliophile, held curatorial positions in the Prints and Drawings Department of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum and Houghton Library.
J. J. Grandville (1803-1847)
J. J. Grandville (1803-1847), French caricaturist, born Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard, who. He specialized in political and social satire presented in popular journals, books, and collections of fables illustrated with anthropomorphic animals and insects
This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call numbers: Uncat MS Vault 737, Uncat MS Vault 863, Uncat MSS 68.
- Animals -- Caricatures and cartoons
- Animals in art
- Artists -- France
- Artists -- France -- 19th century
- Caricature -- Illustrations
- Caricatures -- France -- 19th century
- Caricatures and cartoons -- France
- Charivari -- Illustrations
- Drawings (visual works) -- France -- 19th century
- Florian, 1755-1794 (Fables de Florian, Illustrations)
- French wit and humor
- Grandville, J. J., 1803-1847
- Human behavior -- Caricatures and cartoons
- Human-animal relationships -- Caricatures and cartoons
- Illustrators -- France
- Illustrators -- France -- 19th century
- Lithographs -- France -- 19th century
- Métamorphoses du jour -- Illustrations
- Petites misères de la vie humaine -- Illustrations
- Reybaud, Louis, 1799-1879 (Jérôme Paturot, Illustrations)
- Satires (Visual works) -- France -- 19th century
- Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux -- Illustrations
- Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 (Gulliver's travels, French, Illustrations)
- Wick, Peter A.
- Guide to the Peter A. Wick Collection of J. J. Grandville
- by Beinecke Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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