Title of Work
Date of Work
Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
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.