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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collection
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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: Bohémiens de Paris
Published in Le Charivari
Original text: LA GARDE-MALADE.
-Décidément, il n'y a que les fruitières pour vous procurer de belles connaissances. Un épileptique, un hydrophobe et une folle!..... si l'épicier pouvait me faire avoir avec ça la maladie de poitrine qu'il m'a promise, c'est ça qui me ferait joliment du bien!
English: THE SICK GUARD
-Clearly, there are only fruit trees to get you good knowledge. An epileptic, a hydrophobic and a madwoman! ..... if the grocer could make me have the breast disease he promised me with that, that's what would do me nicely!
Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in the lithographic stone
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collections