Date of Work
Hand-colored lithograph, sur blanc impression
Initialed in the lithographic stone
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
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.