All Men are Brothers

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Je t’ai defendu deja, lithograph, plate 11 from the series LES PHILANTROPES DU JOUR, published in Le Charivari, 1844. Daumier Register 1303, second state (of 2). 8.6 x 7.1 inches.

Provenance: Rene Gaston-Dreyfus, with his collector’s stamp verso (not in Lugt). Gaston-Dreyfus was one of the great Daumier collectors; his collection was sold in 1966 and 1968.

A fine impression, printed sur blanc, on strong wove paper with no letterpress verso.


From the Daumier Register:

Original Text:
– Je t’ai defendu deja de m’appeler maitre… apprend que tous les hommes sont freres… animal!…


I have already forbidden you to call me MASTER….. why don’t you understand that all men are brothers!…. you animal!