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(b Marseilles, 26 Feb. 1808; d Valmondois, 10 Feb. 1879). French caricaturist, painter, and sculptor. During his lifetime he was known chiefly as a political and social satirist, but since his death he has been increasingly recognized as a painter. In 1830, after learning the still fairly new process of lithography, he began to contribute political cartoons to the newly launched anti-monarchist weekly La Caricature.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)