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Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1843-1846

Medium

Book

Height

13"

Width

10"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_002_B

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

From Text Panel:

Often addressing social and political topics, Honore Daumier was highly prolific as a satirical cartoonist and printmaker. He was less active as a painter and sculptor. The lithograph on display shows a couple and their young child within the crowd gathered for fireworks celebrations on Bastille Day. The French captions can be translated into English as follows:

Life's beautiful days: A national holiday evening

It never fails: One goes out to see the fireworks, and all one gets is the waterworks!

From alternative text panel:

The subject, featuring a couple and their child within a crowd gathered for fireworks celebrations on a rainy Bastille Day, might allude to the unhappiness of the French people during the reign of King Louis Philippe.

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