Artifacts

Creator

James Tissot

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Creator Role

artist

Description

The chromolithograph depicts Czar Alexander II of Russia seated in religious regalia (presumably Russian Orthodox). Beneath his feet, two small people are being crushed beneath his weight. At the bottom left corner, another small figure sits and waves a flag. At the bottom right corner, a fourth small figure crawls on the ground. The lithograph is accompanied by a small article that gives documentary information about the image. It is written by Jehu Junior, an alias for Thomas Gibson Bowles the founder of Vanity Fair. At this time, the magazine was widely known for its caricatures of people of privilege.

Description Source

Vanity Fair. https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2008/01/oneclickhistory (accessed July 2, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

16 October 1869

Measurement

15 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

recto, above image: VANITY FAIR. Oct. 16, 1869. recto, below image: No. 50. / SOVEREIGNS, No. 4, / "La civilisation russe." verso, handwritten in pencil: 928

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

chromolithograph

Class

prints

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4696

Digital ID

FVW_04696

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Sovereigns, No. 4,

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