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Honore Daumier lithograph Projet d'une medaille Le Charivari

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Daumier - Projet d'une medaille


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French 19th century social caricature by Honore Daumier.


'PROJET D'UNE MEDAILLE a frapper a l'hotel National des Monnaies' Design for a medal to be manufactured by the National Mint. This fictitious memorial coin shows once again King Louis Philippe in royal pose. Again, and for the last time, Daumier attacks the king, showing him on a coin (or medal?), a five Franc piece. It depicts the face of a king whose time is over, worn out and frustrated, representing a period of Macaire-like attitudes and ""enrich yourself"" vision, which finally has come to an end. Original lithograph by Honore Daumier published in the French magazine 'Le Charivari', in Paris in March 1848. 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. Faint folds as issued, text on the reverse as issued. Light foxing. One tiny hole.

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artist Honore Daumier (1808-1879)
method Lithograph
date 1848
size 365mm by 245mm (sheet)
SKU CA6912