- Grandville, J.-J.
- Wood engraving
- Portrait (taller)
- The Getty Research Institute, The Internet Archive
- Un autre monde
- Delord, Taxile
- Paris: Henri Fournier, 1844
- Open Library:
- View record
A performing artist with leonine hair and mustache stands among large planets while happily juggling smaller ones and their satellites, not heeding the medal (the Legion of Honor) falling out like a shooting star, greedily awaited by a tiny man standing on the earthly globe.
The caption reads in the original French:
Ces boules n’étaient rien moins [sic] que des univers.
Keywords: 1840s, 19th century, black & white, eerie, fantasy, performance