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, 1803–47, French caricaturist, illustrator, and lithographer, better known as Grandville. He is noted for his spirited caricatures of social and political life.
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Grandville,

city (1990 pop. 15,624), Kent co., W Mich., on the Grand River, in a farm area; settled 1833, inc. as a city 1933. Transportation and silver-recovery equipment; dies and molds; and paper, metal, and electrical products are made there. Native American mounds are preserved in the city.

Grandville

 

(pseudonym of Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard). Born Sept. 15, 1803, in Nancy; died Mar. 17, 1847, in Vanves, near Paris. French graphic artist.

Grandville became famous for his topical and acerb political caricatures of the French bureaucracy and bourgeoisie, which appeared primarily in the satiric magazine Caricature beginning in 1830. He also illustrated Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1838) and Defoe’s Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1840). Grandville’s work was characterized by its metaphorical use of animal and occasionally other subjects and by the careful detail of the drawings.

REFERENCE

Kalitina, N. N. Politicheskaia karikatura Frantsii 30-kh godov 19 stoletiia. Leningrad, 1955. Pages 84–96.
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