|The central figure is a self-portrait (ca. 1840)...the others, probably not.|
|M. Vieux Bois, one of |
Topffer's main characters.
|A Topffer cryptogram. Following his chain of thought (and humor) |
isn't as important as the manner in which he presents it.
|River Landscape, 1820, Rodolphe Topffer|
|I'm not sure, precisely, what the translated caption above refers to, |
but Topffer's skill as a cartoonist is plainly evident.
|Example of caricature with |
phylactery, Rodolphe Topffer
|M. Vieux Bois, muddled attempt to hang himself.|
|Which causes some disorder among the bourgeois.|
|As well as to the national guard. Mr. Vieux Bois almost reaches the Loved One.|
|The Topffer Monument, Geneva, Switzerland|