Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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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

LE FORMAT DE PLUS EN PLUS MONSTRE. 1843-46

English: THEY GET BIGGER AND BIGGER.

- Our newspaper announces that in order to please the subscribers, they will soon increase the format of the paper.

- My God, is that still possible?

- I’m afraid, by God, it is!

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

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

While the subject satires trends of the time to please readers by expanding newspaper formats, Daumier’s print was made during an era when censorship laws prohibited his earlier tendencies to launch scathing attacks on the monarchist regime of Louis Philippe.

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