Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

À LA PORTE St. MARTIN.

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Date of Work

1843-46

Medium

Hand colored lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Height

13"

Width

10"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

À LA PORTE St. MARTIN. 1843-46

English: AT THE THEATER PORTE ST. MARTIN.

- Christ, what a beautiful act... no, but really a lovely act... what a splendid act!

Hand-colored lithograph, sur blanc impression, initialed in lithographic stone

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

The scene in Daumier’s lithograph takes place in the box of a vaudeville theater. From the 1830s onward, the light entertainment these theaters offered became popular—especially in the northern and eastern boroughs of Paris. Vaudeville theaters attracted both bourgeois and lower class audiences.

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