Nationality

French

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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

UNE REPRÉSENTATION À BÉNÉFICE. 1843-46

English: A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE.

- My old friend, I just calculated the receipts of this performance... they amounted to 700 Francs... my costs amount to 760... and this is called a benefit performance... quite a joke.

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 print is about actors who have participated in a benefit performance to raise money for a humanitarian cause, but instead of acting benevolent, they complain about their financial expenses. Daumier often criticized attitudes of the bourgeoisie in regard to the genuineness of their charitable efforts.

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