Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1856

Medium

Lithograph

Height

10"

Width

15"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

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.

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