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Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

LES AMAZONES

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Date of Work

1841-1843

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone

Height

14 1/2"

Width

9 1/2"

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: LES AMAZONES. Aux premiers feux du jour, devant leur noble reine On les voyait dompter des chevaux pleins d'ardeur. Et la jeune vainqueuse au milieu de l'arène Recevait comme Litz un grand sabre d'honneur. (Quatrain retrouvé dans le fleuve de leur nom).

Translation: THE AMAZONS. At the first light of day, before their noble queen They were seen taming horses full of zeal. And the young winner in the middle of the arena Like Litz received a large saber of honor. (Quatrain found in the river of their name).

Condition Notes

Darkening around edges

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