Doré's caricature of Münchhausen  

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 Doré's caricature of Münchhausen, a portrait bust of Baron Münchhausen by French artist Gustave Doré
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Doré's caricature of Münchhausen, a portrait bust of Baron Münchhausen by French artist Gustave Doré

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Gustave Doré's caricature of Münchhausen [1] from Aventures du Baron de Münchausen.

The socle of the bust bears the words "Mendace veritas," Latin for "in falsehood, truth."

It served as an inspiration to John Neville in Terry Gilliam's film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen[2].

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