Date of Work
Initialed in the lithographic stone.
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Honoré Daumier was a prolific painter, printmaker and caricaturist born in 1808 in Marseille, France. In 1822 Daumier studied under Alexandre Lenoir, an artist and archaeologist that was dedicated to saving French monuments during the French Revolution. One year later he went on to attend the Académie Suisse. His works are best known for commenting and critiquing on the 19th century social and political life in France. Honoré Daumier's works can be found at the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and several other prominent collections internationally. The University of North Dakota holds more than 1600 works by Daumier, the vast majority of which are part of the Lilly Jacobson Collection, which can be accessed here: https://commons.und.edu/daumier-prints/
Aside from making powerful politically-charged images that reflected his pro-republican views, Daumier satirized lawyers, doctors, businessmen, professors, and lifestyles of the bourgeoisie. Although the inscriptions that accompany Daumier’s lithographs were not written by him, one might assume they mostly conveyed the spirit of the artist’s intent behind his images.
Series: LES BAS-BLEUS
Published in Le Charivari & Album Les Bas-Bleus
Original text: Les bas bleus.
-Ah! ma chère, quelle singulière éducation vous donnez à votre fille?
-Mais à douze ans, moi, j'avais déjà écrit un roman en deux volumes... et même une fois terminé, ma mère m'avait défendu de le lire, tellement elle le trouvé avancé pour mon âge.
English: The Blue Stockings.
-Ah! My dear, what strange education are you giving your daughter?
-When I was twelve, I had already written my first two-volume novel. It was so advanced for my age that my mother wouldn't allow me to read it.
Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in the lithographic stone
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collections