Online Auction 016 – Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture

August 14, 2018

Two Issues of the Le Rire Newspaper with Anti-Semitic Caricatures / Caricature of the Dreyfus Affair – Paris, 1898

Opening: $200
Two Issues of the Le Rire Newspaper – Issues no. 174 and 180. Paris, March-April 1898. French.
Colorful caricatures by Charles Léandre are printed on the title page of the issues. The caricature on the title page of Issue no. 174 depicts the anti-Semitic journalist and author Édouard Drumont as a giant eating the head of Alfred Dreyfus. The caricature on the title page of Issue no. 180 shows Baron Rothschild with a crown shaped like the Golden Calf, embracing the world with inhuman hands.
Le Rire was an illustrated satiric weekly founded in Paris in 1894 and published until the 1950s. The journal reaped great success and featured illustrations and caricatures by some of the best French artists of those times.
Two issues, 12 pages per issue, 30.5 cm. Good condition. Minor defects. Loose and partially detached leaves. Few stains.
Category
Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and She'erit Ha-Pleita