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Honore Daumier lithograph Jour de 1ere Representation Charivari

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Daumier - Un Jour de 1ere Representation


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French 19th century social caricature by Honore Daumier.


Initialled 'HD' in the image. From a series titled 'Les Beaux Jours de la Vie' (The best days in life) which was published in the French magazine 'Le Charivari'. Each issue would contain one lithographic caricature. 'UN JOUR DE 1ère REPRÉSENTATION. Comment jusqu'à mon portier qui m'offre un bouquet!... Saperlotte, voilà un vaudeville qui va me coûter cher.... je commence à regretter qu'il n'ait pas été complètement sifflé!...' THE OPENING NIGHT! What! Even my porter offers me flowers!... Bless my soul, this comedy will cost me a fortune... I begin to regret that it hasn't been hissed off the stage altogether. 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 renown draftsman who produced over 4000 lithographs, he was perhaps best known for his caricatures of political figures and satires on the behavior of his countrymen. Sheet trimmed but not affecting image or title etc.

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artist Honore Daumier (1808-1879)
method Lithograph
date 1844
size 300mm by 225mm (sheet)
SKU CA2093