|Method||Lithograph with hand colouring|
|Artist||Pierre Langlumé after Jean Grandville|
|Published||Paris chez Bulla, rue St. Jacques, No. 38 et chez Aubert Galerie Verot Dodat. 1830.|
|Dimensions||Image 120 x 240 mm, Sheet 220 x 280 mm|
Plate No.1 titled 'C'est ici le dernier relais' or 'This is the last relay' from Grandville's 'Voyage pour l'Eternite' 'Journey to Eternity'. The scene shows a traveller, having just exited a carriage and loaded with bags being accosted by Death. Death is attempting to lead the man towards a wagon emblazoned with a skull on the wheels. The man drops his bags in horror, a cigar still smouldering in his mouth.
Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (September 13, 1803 – March 17, 1847), French caricaturist, generally known by the pseudonym of J.J. Grandville. He is most known for his illustration series Les Métamorphoses du jour containing anthropomorphic figures combining human and animal characteristics which have been considered among the sources for Sir John Tenniel's illustrations in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Condition: Rust stains to top of sheet, some foxing and toning to sheet.