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