BAC Original Art SIGNED. "What is the dictatorship of incompetence?" Colorful political cartoon, in French, signed and dated, "FBac May 1948," rendered in ink and artist's pencil. Bac was well known for his poster illustrations depicting late 19th century.Parisian. Translation: " Topic ( Of the time of Louis IV) 'What is the dictatorship of incompetence?' It's when you acknowledge that , while you were away, someone loyal to you took steps to avoid a major mistake, and all you have to say is: It was for me to decide. I am in command." Bac's cartoon is a likely critique of France's then president Vincent Auriol who presided over the Fourth Republic from 1947-54, a time of political and economic turmoil. The drawing measuring 8.25 x 10.6 floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood.