Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1821-1888

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Date of Work

1859

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Height

11 3/4"

Width

11 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Prises ... au daguerréotype: Ah! Clarisse ... vois donc cette grande machine ... on Dirait qu’il y a un oeil qui nous Regarde!... 1859.

English: Ah! Clarisse… look at this great machine… it’s like there is an eye watching us!

Lithograph, initialed in the lithographic stone

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collections

Beaumont was a contemporary of Daumier who also produced lithographs for Le Charivari. Known as both a painter and printmaker, he regularly exhibited at the Paris Salon, and illustrated Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris. Here, Beaumont offers a lighthearted warning about the camera’s capacity to capture our image even when we are not aware of being photographed.

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