Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

Felix Pyat.

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Date of Work

1949

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Height

14"

Width

10 12"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Felix Pyat. 1849

Lithograph, sur blanc impression without text, initialed in lithographic stone

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

When the lithograph appeared in the Parisian newspaper Le Charivari, it had a French caption added that translates into English as follows:

Convinced by the speech (that was) delivered by Felix Pyat in favour of the right to work, Daumier immediately assumed the right to work at the expense of the orator Montagnard.

Felix Pyat was a writer and active socialist politician who strongly advocated “the right to work” (which had a different political meaning than it does in the United States today). After the Revolution of 1848, which overthrew Louis Philippe, Pyat was a member of the Constituent Assembly, where he was aligned with the radical Montagnard faction.

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