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1893 Wood Engraving Gustave Dore Caricature Art Franc Taupin Sergeant XDH8

1893 Wood Engraving Gustave Dore Caricature Art Franc Taupin Sergeant XDH8

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"Sergeant of the Justice Taupin"

This is an original 1893 black and white wood engraving of a caricature by Gustave Doré of Sergeant of the Justice, Franc Taupin, who was said to be so hard on his men that he could "pick out the lice from the head of a bald man".


This 119+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light surface rub - left side.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.75 x 5.25 inches; 10 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Explore your British sense of humor with a collection of 18th and 19th century caricatures that Period Paper is "tickled pink" to present. Roll in the aisles at "The Cobbler's Cure for a Scolding Wife" by Thomas Rowlandson! Guffaw at "The Gout" by James Gillray or chortle at George Cruikshank's "The Deaf Postilion"! And even though you probably shouldn't, go ahead and snicker at Robert Seymour's "The Dying Clown". Howl at Hablot Browne's (a.k.a. Phiz), illustrations of scenes from Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens. Afterward, you'll find likely find yourself chuckling at Charles H. Bennett's "Old Enough to Know Better". To continue tickling your funny bone, simply click the link provided below the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Dore, Gustave. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Portrait, Funny, Humorous

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