Title of Work
Date of Work
Initialed in the lithographic stone
Art & Design Study Collection
Stored: Lilly Jacobson Collection Box 23
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: BOHÉMIENS DE PARIS
Published in LE CHARIVARI & Album Les Bohémiens de Paris
Original text: L'AGENT D'AFFAIRES. Diable!... je suis en retard... on a peut être appelé l'affaire de l'épicier Flachonneau à qui Mlle. Coquillard ma cliente doit pour six livres dix sous de pains à cacheter une jeune personne qui a des relations fort étendues!......
Translation: THE BUSINESS OFFICER. Devil! ... I'm late ... we may have called the case of the grocer Flachonneau to whom Miss. Coquillard my client owes for six pounds ten cents of bread to seal a young person who has strong relationships ...!