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Daumier - Les Gens De Justice No 23


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Original antique Daumier legal lithograph


The French text below the image translates to : At the Cafe D'Aguessau. While awaiting the hearing, this Demosthenes happily dines at the expense of his client. Steak and fries are known to greatly increase his eloquence in Court. Folds as issued, text on the reverse. Original lithograph by Honore Daumier published in Paris in 1846. 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 1846
size 360mm by 250mm (sheet)
SKU LE4057