A Conspiracy on the Train

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), A Conspiracy on the Train, plate 3 from the series En Chemin de Fer, published in Le Charivari, 1864, Daumier Register 3298, second state (of 2), 9 x 8 7/8 inches.

A very good impression, printed on letterpress (with the newsprint verso).

From the Daumier Register:

Original Text:
– Ils ont l’air de se concerter….. je suis bien fach d’etre monte dans ce wagon!… et dire qu’il n’y a pas moyen de faire arreter le train!


They seem to be planning a conspiracy….how stupid of me to having chosen this compartment…. and there is no way of stopping the train!