Autre Portrait de Monsieur Ubu

When Jarry reprinted the crude woodcut in the first edition, he also added this second portrait—a more cartoonish image of Ubu. That the images looked nothing alike introduced the pataphysical concept of the equivalence of opposites into the realm of contemporary illustration.

Alfred Jarry (1873–1907), Ubu roi (Paris: Mercure de France, 1896). The Morgan Library & Museum, gift of Robert J. and Linda Klieger Stillman, 2017. PML 197019.