A Musical Gift

Honore Daumier (1808-1879),Oh! monsieur, quel talent possde, lithograph, plate 8 from the series CROQUIS MUSICAUX, 1852, Daumier Register 2235, 1852, published in Charivari, with letterpress verso, in good condition apart from a stain lower right (not affecting matrix). 8.6 x 10.1 inches

A very good impression.

Translation from the Daumier Register:


Original Text:
Oh! monsieur, quel talent possde mademoiselle votre fille… quel talent, quel talent! – Dans notre famille nous sommes tous suprieurement organiss pour la musique… moi-mme, dans ma jeunesse, j’ai t de premire force sur la clarinette.


– Oh Monsieur, your daughter possesses quite an extraordinary musical gift,….. what a talent, ….. what a talent!
– It’s in the family, you know, we are all quite artistically inclined. I for example was an outstanding clarinettist, when I was young!..