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Initialed in the lithographic stone
Art & Design Study Collection
Stored - FF_006_U
UND Art Collections Repository
Honoré Daumier was a prolific painter, printmaker and caricaturist born in 1808 in Marseille, France. In 1822 Daumier studied under Alexandre Lenoir, an artist and archaeologist that was dedicated to saving French monuments during the French Revolution. One year later he went on to attend the Académie Suisse. His works are best known for commenting and critiquing on the 19th century social and political life in France. Honoré Daumier's works can be found at the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and several other prominent collections internationally. The University of North Dakota holds more than 1600 works by Daumier, the vast majority of which are part of the Lilly Jacobson Collection, which can be accessed here: https://commons.und.edu/daumier-prints/
Aside from making powerful politically-charged images that reflected his pro-republican views, Daumier satirized lawyers, doctors, businessmen, professors, and lifestyles of the bourgeoisie. Although the inscriptions that accompany Daumier’s lithographs were not written by him, one might assume they mostly conveyed the spirit of the artist’s intent behind his images.
Series: LES BEAUX JOURS DE LA VIE
Published in LE CHARIVARI & Album Les Beaux Jours de la Vie
Original text: UN ARTICLE LOUANGEUR. - Lisez l'article que j'ai rédigé sur votre ouvrage... je crois que vous serez satisfaite. - La dame lisant - "Nous venons de prendre connaissance du volume publié par Mme Eulalie de Bois-Fleuri, et nous pouvons annoncer hautement que la France compte une Buse de plus!.." - Comment Buse... mais j'avais écrit muse... brigand d'imprimeur!...
Translation: A PRAISING ARTICLE. - Read the article I wrote on your work ... I think you will be satisfied. - The lady reading - "We have just taken note of the volume published by Mrs. Eulalie de Bois-Fleuri, and we can loudly announce that France has one more Buzzard! .." - Comment Buse ... but I had written muse ... brigand of printer! ...