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