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Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

ACHILLE SOUS SA TENTE

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Date of Work

1841-1843

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone

Height

14 1/2"

Width

9 3/4"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: Lilly Jacobson Collection Box 24

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

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.

Additional Information

Series: HISTOIRE ANCIENNE

Published in LE CHARIVARI, Album Histoire Ancienne & Album Comique

Original text:

ACHILLE SOUS SA TENTE. De Briséis en pleurs se rappelant les charmes Le héros se plaisait en sa morne douleur. Et vraiment Patrocle en fourbissant ses armes, Tentait de ranimer sa bouillante valeur. Trad. discrète du Président P.... Ce précieux bas relief a été découvert dans les ruines de l'antique Boule rouge (faubg. Mont.re) par notre infatiguable voyageur Mr. Charles Texier Selon Mr. Ingres, Phidias, seul peut en être l'auteur.


Translation:

ACHILLES UNDER HIS TENT. De Briseis in tears remembering the charms The hero took pleasure in his dismal pain. And really Patroclus by faking his weapons, Was trying to revive his boiling value. Trad. discreet of President P .... This precious bas relief was discovered in the ruins of the ancient Red Ball (faubg. Mont.re) by our tireless traveler Mr. Charles Texier According to Mr. Ingres, Phidias, only can be the author.

Condition Notes

Darkening around edges

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