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Honore Daumier lithograph Les Bas Bleus Le Charivari

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Daumier - Les Bas Bleus


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French 19th century social caricature by Honore Daumier.


Text below the image reads : Look at that ! Instead of milk she is pouring shoe polish into my hot chocolate! enough with that damned novel! Original lithograph by Honore Daumier published in Paris in 1844. Initialled 'HD' in the image. From a series titled 'Les Bas Bleus' (The Blue Stockings) which was published in the French magazine 'Le Charivari'. 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. Sheet trimmed but not affecting image or title etc. Folds as issued, text on the reverse as issued. Some off-setting.

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artist Honore Daumier (1808-1879)
method Lithograph
date 1844
size 300mm by 225mm (sheet)
SKU CA2100