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ID: 700001197Record Type: Movable Work
Garre aux faux pas (etching (print); unknown printmaker; published 1791; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 2697-901; 697901; (CMalG)1516-756; accession number: P980009* (bx.18,f.9))
Note: Announced by the Journal de la cour et de la ville, December 4, 12, 17, 21, 1791; The satirical print shows the newly elected mayor of Paris, Pétion, walking on a tightrope in front of the Hôtel de Ville at the Place de Grève; Pétion's predecessor, Bailly, warns him against rumblers, while La Fayette, who has lost the election, plays the drums. The balancing act is accompanied by the music of an orchestra composed of Parisian ladies and members of the National Assembly; Forms part of: Prints of the French Revolution, 1774-ca. 1840 (Special Collections, accn. no. P980009*); Torn with loss of image in the right margin. Publication: [1791].
Titles:
Garre aux faux pas (preferred,C,U,RP,French-P,U,U)
Gare aux faux pas (C,U,French,U,U)
Satirical depiction of newly elected mayor of Paris, Jérôme Pétion, walking a tightrope in front of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
etching (print) [300041365] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
prints (visual works) [300041273]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: published 1791

Creator Display:
unknown printmaker [preferred,VP]
unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 2697-901; 697901; (CMalG)1516-756; accession number: P980009* (bx.18,f.9)
Credit Line: copyright J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections
Address Note: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Display Materials: 1 print: etching, tool work, b&w
etching (printing process) [300053241]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)
tooling [300053876]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <surface marking processes and techniques>)
prints (visual works) [300041273]
.......(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Dimensions: image 17 x 25.3 cm, on sheet 19.8 x 27 cm
General Subject:
satire (preferred )
history and legend

Specific Subjects:
Pétion, Jérôme (French politician, 1756-1794) [500354250]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
tightrope walking [300379116]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (Hierarchy Name), disciplines, humanities, <arts and related disciplines>, arts (broad discipline), performing arts) (AAT)
Brissot de Warville, Jacques Pierre (French revolutionary, 1754-1793) [500354244]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
constitution [300027437]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Information Forms (Hierarchy Name), information forms (objects), document genres, <document genres by function>, records (documents), <records by form or function>, administrative records) (AAT)
French Revolution
..... Iconography Candidate
Stéphanie Félicité, Comtesse de Genlis (French author and noble, 1746-1830) [500354247]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Camus, Armand-Gaston (French revolutionary, 1740-1804) [500354245]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
caricatures [300015634]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by form>, <visual works by form of image>) (AAT)
Calon, Anne-Henriette (French noble, 1753-ca.1803) [500354240]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Condorcet, Sophie de (French noble, 1764-1822) [500354246]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Motier, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du (French noble, 1757-1834) [500354248]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Narbonne, Louis de (French politician, 1755-1813) [500354249]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Orléans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d' (French noble, 1747-1793) [500354243]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Bailly, Jean Sylvain (French astronomer and political leader, 1736-1793) [500353703]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Picot-Lameth, Madame de (French, active late 18th century) [500354251]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
Place de l'Hôtel-de-ville [7544567]
.....(Paris (inhabited place), Île-de-France (region (administrative division)), France (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
de Staël, Anne-Louise-Germaine (French writer, 1766-1817) [500250034]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)
tightrope walking [300379116]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (Hierarchy Name), disciplines, humanities, <arts and related disciplines>, arts (broad discipline), performing arts) (AAT)
Villette, Charles-Michel (French writer and politician, 1736-1793) [500354252]
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)

Provenance: lfell; Purchase.
Inscriptions: Garre aux faux pas
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Garre aux faux pas........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 697901
Gare aux faux pas........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Satirical depiction of newly elected mayor of Paris, Jérôme Pétion, walking a tightrope in front of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) note
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
....................... La caricature contre-révolutionnaire / Claude Langlois p. 60-62, no. 14
....................... La caricature révolutionnaire / André Blum no. 386
....................... de Vinck 4059
Note:
English ..... [GRISC]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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