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Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1845

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone

Height

15"

Width

10"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored - FF_006_K

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: PASTORALES

Published in LE CHARIVARI

Original text: Comme quoi, au village, la vertu la plus grêlée finit toujours par trouver une récompense digne d'elle, - à savoir, une couronne de quinze sous et une somme de cinquante écus. - Par malheur l'autorité n'y joint pas un mari, ses moyens ne lui permettent pas cette dernière munificence.

Translation: Like what, in the village, the most hailed virtue always ends up finding a reward worthy of it, - namely, a crown of fifteen sous and a sum of fifty ecus. - Unfortunately, authority does not join a husband, its means do not allow this last munificence.

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