Traviès de Villers, Charles Joseph (shärl zhôzĕfˈ trävyĕsˈ də vēlĕrˈ) [key], 1804–59, French caricaturist and painter, b. Switzerland. He founded and was a prolific contributor to the popular journal Charivari (1831) and drew for Caricature (1838). His witty burlesques of Parisian life were very popular. He helped to illustrate Balzac's works (1848–55).
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