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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
A contemporary of Honoré Daumier, Paul Gavarni was a painter and prolific lithographer. The name Gavarni was a pseudonym that resulted from a mistake being made about his real name, Hippolyte Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier, during his early career. Beginning to make lithographs in 1824, Gavarni’s prints about fashion and contemporary life gained him recognition in the 1830s.
Series: LES ACTRICES
Original text: Nous ferez-vous l’honneur de nous baiser la main? 1840
English: May we have the Honor of Kissing your Hand?
Lithograph, published in Le Caricature, initialed in the lithographic stone
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
During this time, he often attended Parisian theaters. Gavarni’s graceful and elegant theater scene stands in sharp contrast to Daumier’s more audacious satirical caricatures.