Title of Work
Date of Work
Hand colored lithograph
Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
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.