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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
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.
Description: Two women swimming in a pond. Behind them is a person with an old fashioned camera.
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