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Gift from the estate of Lilly Jacobson.

Art & Design Study Collection


Stored: Lilly Jacobson Collection Box 19


UND Art Collections Office, Hughes Fine Arts Center

Artist Bio

Honoré Daumier was a prolific painter, printmaker and caricaturist born in 1808 in Marseille, France. In 1822 Daumier studied under Alexandre Lenoir, an artist and archaeologist that was dedicated to saving French monuments during the French Revolution. One year later he went on to attend the Académie Suisse. His works are best known for commenting and critiquing on the 19th century social and political life in France. Honoré Daumier's works can be found at the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and several other prominent collections internationally. The University of North Dakota holds more than 1600 works by Daumier, the vast majority of which are part of the Lilly Jacobson Collection, which can be accessed here:

Aside from making powerful politically-charged images that reflected his pro-republican views, Daumier satirized lawyers, doctors, businessmen, professors, and lifestyles of the bourgeoisie. Although the inscriptions that accompany Daumier’s lithographs were not written by him, one might assume they mostly conveyed the spirit of the artist’s intent behind his images.

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Series: Les Représentans Représentés

Published in Le Charivari

Original text: VAULABELLE. Ancien ministre de l'instruction publique. - Vaulabelle, pendant les quelques semaines qu'il est resté au ministère, a expédié aux recteurs, une foule d'avis, conseils, explications et instructions. Aujourd'hui, encore, il se distingue du reste des mortels, en portant un col de chemise circulaire. Grand ami du noir, Schoelcher ne se montrerait jamais en public avec un habit bleu ou marron. Du reste n'ayant pas les moindres préjugés touchant la couleur de la peau: aussi Schoelcher traite-t-il les blancs absolument comme s'ils étaient des nègres.


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