Jean Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses
Jean Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses
(France, 1854)
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Background:

The unusual prints featured on this page are another example of the creative genius of the French satirical cartoonist Jean Grandville (born Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard).  In this series, Grandville portrays animals in the guise of people in a variety of settings commenting on social, political and cultural issues of the day.  Other works of Grandville featured on our site include Les Fleurs Animees (The Animated Flowers) and Les Etoilles (The Stars).   Grandville received his artistic training from his Father, a painter of miniatures.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $70
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  6-1/2 x 10 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored lithograph
(over 150 years old)
Year: 1854

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990001)
Plate 1
I would rather sell my last shirt, first!
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990002)
Plate 2
Wait, wait, my little Tomcat!
SOLD
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990003)
Plate 3
When you play cards with a gentleman ...

Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990004)
Plate 4
A marriage according to nature
SOLD
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990007)
Plate 7
A group meal
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990016)
Plate 16
If you want to help, whistle large canary!

Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990019)
Plate 19
The ace of hearts tells me ...
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990026)
Plate 26
Misery - Hypocrisy - Desire
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990029)
Plate 29
What do you think of the expedition?

Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990030)
Plate 30
Look at the world - you can see it's artists
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990033)
Plate 33
A marriage according to the law
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990037)
Plate 37
They scare in the light

Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990038)
Plate 38
Sir, I pay my respects
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990048)
Plate 48
The Art Academy
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990049)
Plate 49
Waiting for his belle!

Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990050)
Plate 50
A marriage of convenience
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990051)
Plate 51
Look out, M'lady!
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990052)
Plate 52
During a heat wave

Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990055)
Plate 55
The hare has taken the cottage
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990066)
Plate 66
I caught you eating the cabbage
SOLD
Grandville Prints - Metamorphoses (No. 60990068)
Plate 68
The parade