Nationality

French

Title of Work

UN BANQUET DE BARBISTES.

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Date of Work

1843-46

Medium

Hand colored 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 BANQUET DE BARBISTES. 1843-46

English: A BANQUET OF ST. BARBE ALUMNI.

- Let’s drink to our eternal and moving friendship.

- Get lost you joker!..... at college he hit me with his fists every day.... and now, when I meet him by accident on the street, he doesn’t even lift his hat.

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

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

Just like today, alumni of French schools enjoyed reconnecting at social events. As Daumier notes in this image, sometimes school days seem better in hindsight than they were in real life.

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