Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

UN LÉGER MANUSCRIT.

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Date of Work

1843-46

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Height

13"

Width

10"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

UN LÉGER MANUSCRIT. 1843-46

English: A LIGHT MANUSCRIPT.

- I trust the director will be satisfied when reading my melodrama... I really regret having written it in only six acts!

Hand-colored lithograph, sur blanc impression, initialed in lithographic stone

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

During the 1840s, the melodrama was the most popular form of theater. Episodic in structure, these plays often had villains posing threats and heroes ensuring happy endings. Although Daumier’s author regrets only writing six acts, melodramas were usually only two to four acts in length—although some “serious” plays had five acts.

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