Title of Work
Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
LES THÉÂTRES AU MOIS D’AOÛT. 1856
English: A QUEUE AT THE THEATRE.
- They are dreaming of a packed house and of selling lots of programs and extra folding chairs.... let’s not wake them up!
Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in the lithographic stone
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Daumier’s print addresses a serious problem that affected many in the theater world. During the summer, few Parisians were interested in going to plays or other performances. Small theaters, which were not subsidized by the government, often experienced severe financial setbacks.