Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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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

Le jour où l’on met en perce un tonneau de vin de Malvoisie. 1843-46

English: The day when one broached a cask of Malvoisie wine.

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

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

Wine is more than just a beverage in French culture, but a point of great national pride. Just as today, French wines were renowned worldwide in the nineteenth century. During Daumier’s lifetime, vintners prospered as the rising middle class created a flourishing market for fine wines like the Malvoisie depicted in this print—a dessert wine from the south of France.

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