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Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1841-1843

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone

Height

15"

Width

10 1/4"

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: HISTOIRE ANCIENNE

Published in LE CHARIVARI, Album Histoire Ancienne & Album Comique

Original text: PRÉSENTATION D'ULYSSE A NAUSICA. A l'aspect du héros souillé de limon noir, Tout fuit, mais Nausica dans sa pudeur naïve; Lui dit en rougissant sans quitter sa lessive: Quel Dieu noble étranger t'amène en mon lavoir? (Traduction inédite de Mr. Casimir Delavigne).

Translation: PRESENTATION OF ULYSSE AT NAUSICA. Like the hero soiled with black silt, Everything flees, but Nausica in her naive modesty; Said him blushing without leaving his laundry: What noble foreign God brings you to my washhouse? (Unpublished translation by Mr. Casimir Delavigne).

Condition Notes

Tear in the middle of the page. Some foxing.

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