Artist

Paul Gavarni

Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1804-1866

Preview

image preview

Date of Work

1840

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Height

14 3/4"

Width

9 1/4"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

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

A contemporary of 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 prints about fashion and contemporary life gained him recognition in the 1830s. 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.

Share

COinS