Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

LE RÉBUS ILLUSTRÉ.

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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 RÉBUS ILLUSTRÉ. 1843-46

English: THE ILLUSTRATED PUZZLE.

- Singular! I cannot guess the rebus in today’s Charivari!

- I think I have one word

- I have several words

- I have it all! I must run and tell my wife.

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

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

As the print suggests, Daumier’s audience took their newspapers seriously—even the less serious sections. The rebus, a puzzle composed of pictures representing words, was a popular feature of Le Charivari, the journal that published the majority of Daumier’s lithographs.

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