Date of Work
Initialed in the lithographic stone
Art & Design Study Collection
Stored: Lilly Jacobson Collection Box 24
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: CROQUIS DE CHASSE
Published in LE CHARIVARI & Album des Charges du Jour
Original text: - Eh! bien.... allons-nous continuer notre chasse, malgré le vilain temps? . . . . . - Non ! du tout . . . . ., il pleut . . . . le gibier craint autant la pluie que nous . . . . , il ne pourra manquer de venir se mettre à l'abri dans cette chaumière et nous allons en prendre beaucoup ! . . . . . .
Translation: - Hey! well .... shall we continue our hunt, despite the bad weather? . . . . . - No ! at all . . . . ., it is raining . . . . game fears rain as much as we do. . . . , he will not fail to come and take shelter in this cottage and we will take a lot! . . . . . .