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Daumier - Les Gens De Justice No 12


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Original antique Daumier legal lithograph


The French text below the image translates to : Just imagine, three of my defendents were acquitted.... I am about to lose my reputation... Text on the reverse as issued. Original lithograph by Honore Daumier published in Paris in 1845. Initialled 'HD' in the image. From his series on French lawyers titled Les Gens De Justice. Honore Daumier (1808-1879), was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose many works offer commentary on social and political life in France in the 19th century. A prolific and reknown draftsman who produced over 4000 lithographs, he was perhaps best known for his caricatures of political figures and satires on the behaviour of his countrymen.

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artist Honore Daumier (1808-1879)
method Lithograph
date 1845
size 350mm by 240mm (sheet)
SKU LE4064