Title of Work
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Beaumont was a contemporary of Daumier who also produced lithographs for Le Charivari. Known as both a painter and printmaker, he regularly exhibited at the Paris Salon, and illustrated Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris. Here, Beaumont offers a lighthearted warning about the camera’s capacity to capture our image even when we are not aware of being photographed.
A woman peaks through a door to talk to another woman who is lying down reading.
Series: Les Jolies Femmes de Paris
Published in Le Charivari
-Madame, faut-il laisser entrer ce M’sieu?..
-Il ne t'a pas dit son nom?..
-Non... mais il m'a l'air bien comme il faut ... il fume du Camphre!...
-Madam, should we let this God enter? ..
-Didn't he tell you his name? ..
-No ... but he looks good to me ... he smokes Camphor! ...
Light foxing and discoloration