Current Inventory by Honore Daumier

Following His Wife

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79), Following his Wife, lithograph, plate 35 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, 1841, published in 1843 in the Album Moeurs Conjugales, Daumier Register 658, third state (of 4). In good condition, a sur blanc impression, on wove paper, matted. 8.3 x 7.4 inches A very good impression. Explanation and translation from the Daumier Register: On a trial proof of this print (which can be seen in the Dreyfus Collection) Daumier wrote underneath the image: “un mari qui decouvre sa femme en tete–tete dans un fiacre”. [a husband who discovers his wife in a tete a tete in a […]

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The Farce is Over

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79), Baissez le rideau, 1834, plate 421 from Le Caricature. Daumier Register 86, only state. Sur Blanc, on wove paper. In compromised condition: tears in margins (some poorly repaired), toning, soft folds, staining verso, other defects, not matted. 9 x 10 7/8, the sheet 10 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches. A good impression of this rare print. Here are notes and translation from the Daumier Register: This print shows a masterly interpretation of King Louis-Philippe dressed in the costume of a clown while the theatre curtain falls. With a sardonic smile he points at “Blind Justitia”, thereby insinuating […]

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Vous Avez la Parole (You’re Free to Speak)

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79), You’re Free to Speak (Vous avez la parole), 1834, plate number 490, from La Caricature; Daumier Register 116, only state (rare); in generally satisfactory condition, the top trimmed close to the letters, toning, staining, various defects; 9 1/4 x 11 1/8, the sheet 10 3/8 x 14 inches, unmatted. A good impression of this great rarity. Provenance: George Longstreet, with his initial stamp recto (Lugt 4750). Note and Translation from the Daumier Register: Following the massacre of Rue Transnonain on April 13-14, 1834, a total of 121 legal cases were launched against the participating revolutionaries. Because of […]

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Le Gout (The Taste)

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79), Le Gout, lithograph, plate 40 from the series Types Parisiens, 1839, an impression sur blanc from the Album Types Parisiens. Daumier Register 596, third state (of 5), In generally good condition but trimmed at the bottom edge (the letters still preserved), slight foxing in margins, 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches. A very fine impression of this humorous subject.   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: LE GOUT Fichtre! je ne m’etonne pas si gaillard la a de l’esprit. . . .et il m’appelle vielle bete! donne m’en comme ca tous les matins animal, et j’en aurai […]

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The Nightmare (Le Cauchemar)

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79), Le Cauchemar, lithograph, 1832, plate 139, published in La Caricature. Daumier Register 41, first state (of 2). In compromised condition, trimmed at the top to the line of the illustration; with various repairs, toning and fox marks, although the matix is perfectly legible. The sheet 10 5/8 x 14 inches. A sur blanc impression; a rare print. Here’s a summary background description from the Daumier Register: The print shows General Lafayette, known hero of the Polish and American wars of independence. His portrait brings to mind a painting by Ary Scheffer from 1822. This lithograph represents General […]

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A Divorce Case

Artist: Honore Daumier

Homore Daumier, A Divorce Case, lithograph, plate 40 from the series Les Beaux Jours de la Vie, published in Le Charivari in 1845, and in the Album Les Beaux Jours de la Vie in 1846. Daumier Register 1127, second state (of two). 9.3 x 8.9 inches. In very good condition (a horizontal fold, as usual for the Charivari impressions); an impression from Le Charivari, with letterpress verso. A very good, vivid impression; one of Daumier’s famed humorous prints of lawyers.   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: UNE DEMANDE EN SEPARATION. – Mon client n’est pas un des maris presomptueux […]

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The Author’s Husband

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79), The Bluestocking’s Husband, plate 46 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in 1842 in Le Charivari, and in the Album Moeurs Conjugales in 1843; an impression from the album, sur blanc (without the letterpress verso and on a quality wove paper); Daumier Register 669, second state (of 3). In excellent condition (tiny repaired tear bottom edge), 9.3 x 7.6 inches. A fine impression. Note: By the late 1500s, the fashion had spread to Paris where the termbas bleu(bas, stocking;bleu, blue) emerged to describe women with literary aspirations From the Daumier Register: Original Text: LE MARI DU BAS […]

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A Man for all Seasons

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79), A Man for all Seasons, lithograph, plate 2 from the series Les Parisiens en 1852, published in Le Charivari, 1852. Daumier Register 2219, second state (of 2), an impression on letterpress, from Le Charivari. In good condition apart from a water stain lower right not affecting image. 9.4 x 8.4 inches A very good impression. From the Daumier Register: Original Text: Un monsieur qui s’enflamme en toute saison. Translation: A gentleman who gets excited in any season.

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The Results of Diplomacy

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79), The Results of Diplomacy, lithograph, plate 128 from the series Actualities, published in Le Charivari, 1867. Daumier Register 3581, fourth state (of 4). An impression from Le Charivari, with letterpress verso, in very good condition, 10.1 x 8 2 inches. A very good strong impression.   From the Daumier Register: Note: A lot of paper has been wasted by the diplomats, who had met at the World Exhibition in Paris. It is still unclear whether anything of substance has come out of all these meetings. The ragpicker shown here picking up the pieces of paper left behind […]

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The Art Critic

Artist: Honore Daumier

  Honore Daumier (1808-79), The Art Critic, lithograph, plate 2 from the series Croquis Pris au Salon par Daumier, published in Le Charivari, 1864. Daumier Register 3294, second state (of 2). A impression from Le Charivari, with letterpress verso. A very good, strong impression.   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: LE VISITEUR – Oh! pour le coup voila une composition qui est reellement insensee!…. et quelle couleur! L’ARTISTE – Cretin de bourgeois va!   Translation: THE VISITOR: – Just look at this senseless arrangement… and these colours!… hideous! The artist: – Cretin of a bourgeois… bugger off!

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Fortune Makes one Forget Friends

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-79),La fortune fait oublier les amis,lithograph, plate 31 from the series Caricaturana, published in Le Charivari in 1837; later in Album Caricaturana (Les Robert Macaires) (1838). Daumier Register 385, third state (of 3) This impression is hand colored, on a cream wove paper, without letterpress verso (sur blanc), in generally good condition, paper toned toward edges. 9 x 9 inches A very good impression, with the colors vivid. From Daumier Register: Original Text: La fortune fait oublier les amis. John ! Portez ces 500 f. a Mr le Cure pour les pauvres de la paroisse. Quon sache bien […]

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Floating Down the River

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Floating Down the River, lithograph, plate 3 from the series Les Canotiers Parisiens, 1843, published in the journal Le Charivari, and in the Album Les Canotiers Parisiens, a sur blanc impression on wove paper without the letterpress verso. In good condition (paper slightly toned), Daumier Register 1025, second state (of 3). 8 x 10 inches. A fine impression,   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: UNE NOUVELLE MANIRE DE DESCENDRE LE FLEUVE DE LA VIE. – Brigand de Radiguet!.. que le diable t’emporte avec ta voile a nouvelle invention… elle est cause que notre partie est tombee […]

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It Shouldn’t be Allowed

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), It Shouldn’t be Allowed, lithograph, plate 4 from the series Les Canotiers Parisiens, 1843, published in Le Charivari and in the Album Les Canotiers Parisiens, a sur blanc impression, on stiff quality wove paper without the letterpress verso, in very good condition. Daumier Register 1026, second state (of 3). 9.3 x 7.3 inches. A fine clear impression. From the Daumier Register: Original Text: – Est-il permis de revenir de Bercy dans un etat pareil… un homme etabli… que je suis malheureuse mon Dieu!… – Eh ben quoi?.. puisque j’aime l’eau!.. on ne peut donc plus aimer l’eau […]

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I’ve Only Been Ringing for an Hour!

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), I’ve Only Been Ringing for an Hour, lithograph, plate 14 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in Le Charivari 1839, in the Album Moeurs Conjugales 1843. A sur blanc impression, on strong wove without the letterpress verso. Daumier Register 637, second state (of 2). 9.4 x 7.5 inches A fine impression.   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: Il n’ya pourtant qu’une heure que je le tire!…   Translation: I’ve only been ringing for an hour!

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All Men are Brothers

Artist: Honore Daumier

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!…   Translation: I […]

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Preparing for an Outing

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), [Preparing for an Outing], lithograph, plate 1 from the series Les Canotiers Parisiens, a sur blanc impression from the Album Les Canotiers Parisiens (also published separately in letterpress in Le Charivari), 1843. Reference: Daumier Register 1023, fourth state (of 5), 9.7 x 7.7 inches. A very good impression. In the mid-19th Century boating on the Seine was a popular Parisien hobby.   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: – Eh bien! Rigobert… mon vieux flambard…. nous allons faire une longue traversee aujourd’hui… as-tu embarque des vivres a bord de notre navire?… – Ne m’en parle pas!… je […]

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Saved from Drowning

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), [Saved from Drowning], lithograph, plate 7 from the series Les Canotiers Parisiens, a sur blanc impression from the album, with binding holes at left (also published with letterpress verso in Le Charivari; Daumier Register 1029, second state (of 3); in very good condition, 10 x 7.5 inches. A very good impression. From the Daumier Register: Original Text: UN HOMME SAUVE MALGRE LUI. – Mais puisque je vous dis que je sais nager et que je me serais bien tire de l’eau sans monsieur!…. – a ne fait rien… la loi est positive… vous devez payer vingt cinq […]

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A Fair Exchange

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), [A Fair Exchange], hand colored lithograph, from the series Robert Macaire, 1836-38, published in Le Charivari and also separately sur blanc. Daumier Register 357, third state (of 3), 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. The matrix in adequate condition but with stains, a tear lower right (in margin), stains in margins, soft folds, other defects. A good impression, the colors vivid.   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: Robert Macaire Escompteur. Voici mes conditions : Vous me ferez une lettre de change de 40,000 f. je vous donnerai 25 f. argent 3000 f. de moutarde blanche et […]

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An Unpleasant Encounter

Artist: Honore Daumier

  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), An Unpleasant Encounter, lithograph, plate 16 from the series Les Canotiers Parisiens, 1843, published in Le Charivari; in very good condition, 10 1/2 x 8 inches. Daumier Register 1038, second state (of 4), before the lines upper left were added to suggest rainfall. A very good impression, sur blanc (and thus on a strong wove paper, without letterpress verso)   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: UNE RENCONTRE DESAGREABLE. Ah! Bernardel! Bernardel! . v’la le bateau a vapeur, nous sommes enfonces! Translation: AN UNPLEASANT ENCOUNTER. Bernardel, Bernardel! Here comes the steamer… we will sink!    

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Fans of Comedy

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1807-1879), Se posant en appreciateurs, lithograph, plate 10 from the series LES PARISIENS EN 1852, published in Le Charivari, 1852; an impression on letterpress with the letters from the journal verso. Reference: Daumier Register 2227, second state (of 2); in generally good condition, a water stain lower right, some horizontal folds, 9.8 x 8.6 inches. A strong bright impression. From the Daumier Register: Original Text: Se posant en appreciateurs de la bonne comedie. Translation: They pose as lovers of a good comedy.  

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The Danes and the Germans

Artist: Honore Daumier

  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Voyons, faut pas etre injuste, lithograph, plate 8 from the series Croquis Parisiens, published in Le Charivari, 1864. Daumier Register 3287, second state (of 2), 8 x 9.4 inches. A very good impression, from the letterpress edition, with the newsprint verso.   Original Text: – Voyons, faut pas etre injuste, quoiqu’on aime les Danois…. il y a du bon chez les Allemands …. la biere!   Translation: We shouldn’t be unfair. One may like the Danes… but let’s not forget that the Germans also have something good… their beer!  

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A Conspiracy on the Train

Artist: Honore Daumier

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!   Translation: They seem to be planning a conspiracy….how stupid of me to having chosen this compartment…. and there is no […]

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Leaving the Tavern

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Tout est Paye?, lithograph, plate 31 from the series Types Parisiens, published in La Caricature Provisoire, 1839, in generally good condition (a stain upper middle of matrix), trimmed at the top and bottom of the sheet so without the series title and plate number at the top and address data below, 6 x 8 inches. A good impression from the early printed edition, with letterpress verso. From the Daumier Register: Original Text: TOUT EST PAYE? NOUS N’AVONS FAIT SOTTISE A PERSONNE!!……SALUT.   Translation: EVERYTHING IS PAID FOR? AND WE DIDN’T INSULT ANYONE… BYE.

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La Pipe Matinale

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), La Pipe Matinale, lithograph, plate 6 from the series Silhouettes, published in Le Charivari, 1841, Daumier Register 855, third state (of 3), 8 x 8 1/4 inches. A very good impression from Le Charivari, with letterpress verso.     From the Daumier Register: Original Text: LA PIPE MATINALE. Le Tabac de caporal fait maintenant partie integrale de ce que les poetes appellent les suaves parfums du matin; et grace aux bouffes que lui envoyent de toutes parts les fumeurs, l’aurore, jadis au teint de rose, doit etre bien prs d’etre culottee.   Translation: THE MORNING PIPE. The […]

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No Respect for Money

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier, No Respect for Money, lithograph, 1841, from the series Robert Macaire 2eme serie, published in Le Charivari and also in the Album Robert Macaire 2eme serie; Daumier Register 883, second state (of 3); a sur blanc impression (presumably from the album, on a fine wove paper without the letterpress verso), 8 x 9.8 inches. A very good impression. Translation: Original Text: – Comme tu y vas, on voit bien que l’argent ne te coute rien ! si je te laissais faire, je serais bientot devore.. Bah ! mon pere, ce n’est pas pour vous que vous amassez. Cest […]

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La Lecture du Journal

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier, La Lecture du Journal, lithograph, 1840, as published in Le Charivari, Daumier Register 852, second state (of 2). Plate 3 from the series Silhouettes. In good condition, printed on newsprint, with lettering (the journal Charivari) verso. A very good impression. Translation, from the DR: Original Text: LA LECTURE DU JOURNAL. Ah! j’espere qu’aujourd’hui enfin mon grand Journal m’apprendra quelque chose de nouveau et de definitif touchant la crise actuelle….. voyons….. “La situation est grave….” Hum! Hum! ca commence a devenir monotone. (Refrain de chaque matin).   Translation: READING THE NEWSPAPER . Oh, I hope that my great journal […]

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Little Piglet

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879),Hein ! Comme il regarde les cervelas, lithograph, plate 51 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in Le Charivari in 1842, and in Album Moeurs Conjugales in 1843, a sur blanc impression (without letterpress verso, on strong wove paper), in good condition with only slight toning, Daumier Register 674, second state (of 3), 8.3 x 9 inches. A fine impression. Here’s the translation from the Daumier Register: Original Text: Hein ! Comme il regarde les cervelas, les jambons… Nous aimerons donc l’tat de papa…. petit cochon!….   Translation: Look! See how his eyes are on the saveloys and […]

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A Musical Gift

Artist: Honore Daumier

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.   Translation: – Oh Monsieur, your daughter possesses quite an […]

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Bains de Femmes

Artist: Honore Daumier

    Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Bains de Femmes, lithograph, plate 20 from the series Les Baigneurs, 1840-42, published in Le Charivari in 1841; Daumier Register 780, third state (of 3), 10.4 x 7.2 inches A very good, clear impresion on cream wove paper, without text verso. Translation from the Daumier Register: Original Text: Bains de femmes. Oui Madame, c’est comme j’ai l’honneur de vous le dire, je l’ai port onze mois, qu’on croyait que j’tais hydropique; Dirait-on que a n’a que six ans, il tient de son pre, Tambour major de la 6me Lgion, chantant la Marseillaise par cur et […]

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An Encounter in Open Water

Artist: Honore Daumier

  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), An Encounter in Open Water, lithograph, plate 11 from Les Canotiers Parisiens, 1843, Daumier Register 1033, third state (of 3), in good condition, a sur blanc impression, from the Album, on quality wove paper without the letterpress verso,10.2 x 8.1 inches. At this time boating in the Seine in Paris was a fashionable hobby. In this image it appears the working sailors are less enamored than the passengers. Translation from the Daumier Register: UNE RENCONTRE EN PLEINE EAU. – Oh! h! . . l bas . . . Capitaine! qu’y a-t-il de nouveau Paris? – Rien […]

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All the Same, It Is Better than Children (People with Pets)

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), All the same, it is better than…, lithograph, 1842, from the Album Moeurs Conjugales, published in Le Charivari in 1843. Daumier Register 662, second state (of 3), a sur blanc impression, printed on a wove paper (without the letterpress verso). In generally good condition, slight toning. 8 x 9.3 inches. A very good impression of this humorous subject.   Original Text: Ca n’empeche que ca vaut encore mieux que des enfants qui vous minent; et que des neveux qui vous appellent grigou!   Translation: All the same, it is better than… children who make faces at you […]

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A Nice State of Affairs

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), A Nice State of Affairs, lithograph, 1842, plate 57 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in Le Charivari in 1842 and the Album Moeurs Conjugales in 1843; a sur blanc impression (without the newsprint verso, on stiff wove), in generally good condition, slight toning, 8.6 x 8 inches. Daumier Register 680, third state (of 4).   From the Daumier Register: Original Text: En voila un genre agreable ! monsieur s’amuse lire le soir et il s’endort; quand il se reveille il prend son livre; quatre heures il revient de son bureau, il me demande son volume, et […]

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Oursikoff – do you see any similarity? No, sire.

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Oursikoff, lithograph, from Actualities, Plate number 72, published in Charivari, 1854. Reference: Daumier Register 2519, second state of two, a newsprint impression. In adequate condition for an original newsprint impression still attached to the issue of Charivari in which the lithograph appeared. 10 x 8 inches. A fascinating example, a Russian officer looking at a rendering of himself, asking a lackey if it’s a good representation (and saying he’d be sent to Siberia if he agreed it was a good image. Here’s the translation from the Daumier Register: Original Text: – Oursikoff! …trouvez-vous cela ressemblant?……… – Non, […]

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Little rascal! I believe he will have my nose!

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Little rascal! I believe he will have my nose!, lithograph, 1839, plate 16 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, Daumier Register 639, second state (of two); in generally ok condition, slight browning, nicks at edges, 12 1/2 x 9 inches, the sheet 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. A very good impression of this humorous subject. The translation, from the Daumier Register: Original Text: Petit sclrat! je crois qu’il aura mon nez!….   Translation: Little rascal! I believe he will have my nose!

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Man in his Natural State

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879),LHomme in naturalibus, lithograph, from the Robert Macaire 2nd series, plate number 17. Published 1840-41. In generally good condition; a tiny hole lower right, 9 x 10 inches. A very good impression, of the 4th state, noted in the Daumier Register as “Rare.”   Here’s the translation of the text from the Daumier Register: L’Homme in naturalibus. La philosophie, mon cher Bertrand, explique fort bien nos deux caractres par nos physiques.. tu es la faiblesse, je suis la force. toi la ruse, moi le courage . tu es le lire et moi le chne, sans moi, le plus […]

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Les Grandes Celebrites de la France

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Les Grandes Celebrites de la France, lithograph, 1939, plate 2 from the series Les Saltimbanques, from La Caricature Provisoire (also published later in Le Charivari, 1843). Reference: Daumier Register 620, second state (of 5). With lettering, and the initials (in the plate lower left). Printed on a wove paper. In good condition (formerly folded across the middle, now flattened) , 11 1/2 x 8 7/8, the sheet 13 1/8 x 10 inches. A very good impression. An impression of Les Grande Celebrites de la France was shown in the Metropolitan Museum’s show Seurat’s Circus Sideshow (At The […]

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Dup

Artist: Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Dup, lithograph, 1832, from the series Celebrites de la Caricature, plate 171. Reference: Delteil 45, Daumier Register 45, only state. In generally good condition (with what appears as stains on recto but characterizing impressions of this print), with hand coloring in the contrived coat of arms below (possibly the coloring caused the staining), on wove paper, 11 x 6 1/2 inches. Provenance: G Cognacq (Lugt 538d, stamp verso) R. Gaston-Dreyfus (initials stamp verso) Ramus, Charles F. Collection Nehorayan, A. Collection. New York, NY (impression noted in the Daumier Register) Sothebys New York, February 13, 1980 An impression […]

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Un Homme a La Mer

Artist: Honore Daumier

  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Un Homme a La Mer lithograph, 1843, [with initials in the plate]. Reference: Daumier Register 1036, plate number 14 from the series Les Canotiers Parisiens, published in Le Charivari, third state (of 4), before publication in Le Charivari, a sur blanc impression, in very good condition, with margins, on wove paper, 9 1/2 x 10 1/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches. With the letters, addresses of Pannier (lower left), Aubert (lower center). A fine strong impression. Translation of the text from the Daumier Register: Original Text: UN HOMME A LA MER. – Harponne […]

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Little Drunk -un petit pochard!

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), vlà un petit pochard!, lithograph, 1842, plate 42 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in Le Charivari, and the Album Moeurs Conjugales (1839-42). Reference: Daumier Register 665, second state (of 3), in good condition apart from a short (repaired) tear upper edge well away from image, slight browning, 11 1/4 x 8, the sheet 13 1/2 x 10 inches. A good impression, sur blanc (on firm white wove paper without the letterpress verso). Translation from the Daumier Register: Original Text: En vlà un petit pochard! il vous avale ça comme du lait! pauvre chou…. c’est tout le […]

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ILS REVIENNENT DE PLUMER LES CANARDS

Artist: Honore Daumier
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  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), ILS REVIENNENT DE PLUMER LES CANARDS, 1846, lithograph, Reference: Daumier Register 1185, second state (of 2), plate 97 from the series LES BEAUX JOURS DE LA VIE, published in an album of that name (1843-6) and in Le Charivari.  In generally good condition, some fox marks, a repaired tear upper left corner not near matrix, hinged along the left edge. 11 1/4 x 9, the sheet 13 1/4 x 10 inches.  A good impression of this evocative composition; two rather well dressed older men apparently satisfied that they have taken advantage of someone. A sur blanc impression, […]

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POIDS ET MESURES

Artist: Honore Daumier
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  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Poids et Mesures, lithograph, plate 8 from the series ACTUALITÉS, published in La Caricature, 2e série, nr. 5 in 1840. Reference: Daumier Register 791, second state (of 4), before the number 8 was added. In good condition, hinged along the left margin, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2, the sheet 13 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches. A very good impression. The indispensable Daumier Register explains the background of this print: “The law of July 4, 1837 brought the introduction of the metric system to France from January 1840 on. As early as 1790, the Academy of Science […]

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Mon Cher Ami

Artist: Honore Daumier
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  Honore Daumier (1808-1879),Mon Cher Ami, lithograph, 1838, plate 4 from the series CROQUIS D’EXPRESSIONS . Reference: Daumier Register 469, second state (of 2).  Published in Le Charivari in 1838; in the publication Musée pour Rire in 1839-40. In generally satisfactory condition, with binding holes along upper edge. A relatively weak but still satisfactory impression, sur blanc on cream wove paper. We considered the possibility that this is from the Musée pour Rire publication of 150 caricatures, but unlike the reprints from that publication this impression has the title of the series at the top, and the printing at the […]

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L’OEIL DU MAÎTRE (The Master’s Eye)

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), L’OEIL DU MAÎTRE, lithograph, 1842, published in Le Charivari in 1842. Reference: Daumier Register 681, second state (of 3). From the series Moeurs Conjugales, plate 58. In good condition (remains of prior hinging verso), a sur blanc impression, on sturdy wove paper without the letterpress verso, 11 x 8, 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. A very good impression of this curious subject. The indispensible  Daumier Register notes that “The comedy “L’Oeil de Verre” (The glass eye) was written by M. Léon and first shown in the Vaudeville Theatre on September 15, 1840.” Here is the translation […]

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Petit Gredin (Little Brat)

Artist: Honore Daumier
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  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Eh. Eh? petit gredin, lithograph, 1840, published in Le Charivari in 1840. Reference: Daumier Register 649, third state (of 4). From the series Moeurs Conjugales, plate 26. A sur blanc impression. In generally satisfactory condition, with two repaired tears right edge, nick lower left, slight toning, remains of prior hinging verso. 11 x 8, the sheet 13 3/8 10 1/4 inches. A good impression of this comical scene. Translation from the Daumier Register: Original Text: Eh. Eh? petit gredin, vous en ferez aussi des moutards, vous avez déja des yeux de scélérat. Vous serez comme votre […]

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Une Partie de Campagne

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Une Partie de Campagne, lithograph, 1842, plate 59 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in Le Charivari in 1842, and in the album of the series in 1843. Reference: Daumier Register 682, second state (of 2). A sur blanc impression on wove paper (as published in the album for collectors, without the newsprint verso). In very good condition, 11 1/2 x 9, the sheet 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. A fine impression, with the blacks rich, contrasting well with the greys and white. Here is the translation from the Daumier Register: Original Text: UNE PARTIE DE […]

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Panic of the Lilliputians – Universal Suffrage

Artist: Honore Daumier
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    Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Panic of the Lilliputians, lithograph, 1851, plate 158 from the series ACTUALITÉS, as published in LE CHARIVARI.  Reference: Daumier Register 2120, second state (of 2), with letters (an impression before letters is very rare; the Daumier Register lists only one); a sur blanc impression (without the letterpress verso, on a strong wove paper).  In good condition apart from a repair bottom left corner (possible replacement of corner or repaired tear) not affecting image;   10 x 10 7/8, the sheet 10 1/4 x 13 inches. A very good impression. Translation from the Daumier Register: Original […]

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Affairs of the Orient

Artist: Honore Daumier
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  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Je vous disais tout à l’heure que je ne serais pas fâché que l’affaire d’Orient s’arrangeât. Lithograph, 1853, published in Le Charivari in 1853. A newsprint impression, with the lettering from Le Charivari verso. Reference: Daumier Register, second state (of three), before the changes made for publication in LE CHARIVARI BELGE. Plate number 28 from the series ACTUALITÉS. In general Daumier was opposed to France’s using military force against its neighbors. The Daumier Register points out that in Daumier’s prints Mars is the personification of war threats. In this print, on the eve of the Crimean […]

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Flanerie par le dégel (A Walk in the Snow)

Artist: Honore Daumier
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  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Flanerie par le dégel (A Walk in the Snow), , lithograph, 1841, published in LA CARICATURE (Deuxième Publication) in 1841, then in an album ÉMOTIONS PARISIENNES in 1842.  Daumier Register 724, fourth state (of four). Plate number 40 from the series ÉMOTIONS PARISIENNES.  With the initials HD lower left. A  sur blanc impression. In very good condition, with margins, 11 1/2 x 8, the sheet 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. A fine impression, with rich black inking and strong contrasts. The sur blanc impressions were made for collectors, in limited numbers (often less than 100); […]

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Un Monsieur au Dessous de Ses Affaires (A Man Whose Affairs Have Gone Awry)

Artist: Honore Daumier
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  Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Un Monsieur au dessous de ses affaires, lithograph, 1841, published in LA CARICATURE (Deuxième Publication) in 1842, Daumier Register 718, fourth state (of five), before the name of Aubert is removed.  Plate number 34 from the series ÉMOTIONS PARISIENNES.  With the initials HD lower left. A  sur blanc impression. In good condition, a slight tear right margin expertly repaired, slight evidence of fox marks, with margins, 11 x 7 3/4, the sheet 13 x 9 7/8 inches. A fine impression of this famous image. Un Monsieur was the cover image of the Daumier Centenary Tribute published […]

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L’Ivrogne

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), L’Ivrogne, lithograph, 1834 [with initials in the plate]. Reference: Daumier Register 189, second state (of 2), with letters verso but before/without text. As published in Charivari.  In generally good condition, trimmed rather closely and irregularly, edges browned, 10 7/8 x 8 3/4, the sheet 12 x 9 1/8 inches. A good impression of this exceedingly rare print. This is a Daumier print without an explanatory title, thus perhaps justifying my unabashedly quoting the various theories about the print as related by the Daumier Register: ” The title of this print might be: “The drunkard” or “Consequences of […]

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Monsieur – Here’s Your Handkerchief

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Monsieur – Here’s Your Handkerchief, lithograph, 1842. Daumier Register 670, third state (of 3), sur blanc, plate 47 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in the album of that title and then in the journal Le Charivari. In good condition, a tear bottom edge margin, with margins, 12 x 8 1/2, the sheet 13 1/2 x 10 inches. A very good impression, on sur blanc wove paper (from the small collector’s edition, without the letterpress verso as the print was issued in the large Le Charivari edition). Here’s the translation from the indispensable Daumier Register (note: the […]

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Old Scoundrel! (or Old Villain, Vieux Scelerat!)

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Old Scoundrel! (or Old Villain, Vieux Scelerat!), lithograph, 1839 [with the initials, title, address in the plate]. Reference: Daumier Register 562, second state (of 3), before the address of Bauger, lower left. Published in Caricatures Provisoires, plate 4 from Types Parisiens. In good condition apart from being trimmed at the top just above the borderline and below the lettering, trimmed at the sides (well outside of the borderline) and below just below the lettering, the sheet 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches. A very good clear impression of the relatively rare second state, with the faint lettering on the windows in the rear […]

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Les Mannequins Politiques

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Les Mannequins Politiques, lithograph, 1834. Reference: Daumier Register 96, first state (of 2), on wove paper (no lettering verso).Published in La Caricature, 11/20/1834. In good condition, slight soiling at outer edges, with wide margins,  9 1/2 x 10 1/2, the sheet 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches. Provenance:  ex Collection: Vouay, S. Mme (Lugt 2373c, with the red stamp lower right recto) Here is the explanation of this print, and translation,  unabashedly taken verbatim from the invaluable online Daumier Register (with my continuing indebtedness and thanks to Lilian and Dieter Noack): Two persons, the King and de […]

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Political Prisoners

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), lithograph (Delteil 94), published in La Caricature (November 11, 1834),  [with the inscription, address, initials in the plate]. A very good impression of this early (1834) political print. Louis-Phillipe is shown addressing 3 Republicans in the ruins of the prison at St. Michel (“Tres-bien! Tres-bien! Vous etes parfaitment conduites!”). An impression of the only state,  on heavy white wove paper without the letterpress verso (as published and inserted in the journal). The top margin is trimmed closely and roughly, outside the upper borderline but just abutting printing on top, otherwise with margins and in satisfactory condition, archival matting. […]

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Le Bambillon (Red Mullet; or Le Barbillon entraîne la ligne, The Fish Pulls the Line)

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Le Bambillon (Red Mullet; or Le Barbillon entraîne la ligne, The Fish Pulls the Line), lithograph, 1840-41, [with initials in the plate]. Reference: Daumier Register 818, second state (of 2), with the letters, Plate 4 from LA PÊCHE, in the published form in Caricature, a sur blanc impression, in very good condition, with margins, on wove paper, 8 1/4 x 6 3/8, the sheet 14 x 9 1/2 inches, archival matting. A fine clear impression. This is a sur blanc impression, printed in a small contemporaneous edition for collectors (probably 100-150 impressions only). This form of the print […]

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Passing of a Poodle

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Le Trepas du Caniche, lithograph, 1840. Reference: Delteil 651. Plate 28 from Moeurs Conjugales. [initialed in the plate, and with the inscription, name of publisher, seller.] Third state of three, after removal of the address of Aubert; a sur blanc impression (no newprint verso). On cream wove paper, pale light staining overall, tear upper right and bottom margins (not affecting image), light foxing verso, mounted in acid free mats, 10 x 8, the sheet 13 1/2 x 10 inches. A very good impression. The sur blanc impressions of this print were taken apart from the large run for the […]

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She’s Gone!

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), She’s Gone (Ciel! apres trois mois…), lithograph, 1841, published in Le Charivari as plate 45 in the series Moeurs Conjugales. References: Delteil 668, Daumier Register 668, Delteil’s third state of three, DR’s fourth state of four. A sur blanc impression, without letterpress verso. [With the address, inscription, number, and initials of artist in the plate] In very good condition, with wide margins, 12 1/4 x 8, the sheet 14 x 11 inches, archival matting. A fine clear and black good impression of this humourous print. Loys Delteil did not identify this state of the print, but the recently […]

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Pleasures of Fishing

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier, The Pleasures of Fishing, lithograph, Plate 50 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, 1839-42. Reference: Daumier Register 673, Delteil 673. DR fourth state (of 4). A sur blanc impression (without newsprint verso) issued apart from the edition published in La Caricature. In very good condition, only slight traces of foxing.  With margins, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2, the sheet 12 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, matted. A fine bright impression. The sur blanc edition was made for collectors, published on a cream wove paper (the Caricature impressions are on a lighter paper, and the newsprint can be seen through the […]

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Une Navigation Difficile

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Une Navigation Difficile, lithograph, 1843, plate 6 from the series Les Canotiers Parisiens [with the addresses, text, and Daumier’s initials in the plate]. Reference: Daumier Register, Delteil 1028. Second state (of 3), on wove paper, sur blanc, with the address of Aubert; printed before the publication in the journal Le Charivari. In very good condition, 9 3/4 x 10 3/8, the sheet 10 x 13 1/2 inches, archival matting. A fine strong impression, printed on a heavy wove paper, before the newsprint edition (sur blanc) for the collector’s edition, which was limited to about 150 impressions. During […]

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Young and Old Guard

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Jeune et Vielle Garde, 1848, lithograph. Plate 52 froma the series Tout ce que on Voudra; as published in the Album Comique. Reference: Daumier Register 1698, Delteil 1698. Second state of two, sur blanc (without the letterpress verso as it appeared in the journal Charivari). [with the initials hD and stone number 1267 in the plate] In very good condition (with only a few fox marks mostly verso not affecting image, mounted on the left side), with margins, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2, the sheet 13 x 9 inches, matted with a window mat. A fine fresh black impression […]

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Household Argument

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier 1808-1879), Ah Tu Trouves…, lithograph, 1841 [with initials in the plate, other annotation: Chez Aubert, gal. Véro-Dodat lower center Se vend chez Bauger & Cie Editeurs… lower right Imp. d’Aubert & Cie]. Reference: Daumier Register 661, second state (of 3), before the erasure of the address. Published in Le Charivari. Plate 38 from Moeurs Conjugales. In good condition, with margins (spotting in margins) 9 x 12, the sheet 13 1/2 x 10 1/8 inches, archival matting. A very good black sur blanc impression.  The sur blanc impressions were printed in a limited edition apart from the large newsprint edition, for collectors, on […]

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UNE DEMANDE EN SÉPARATION (A Divorce Case)

Artist: Honore Daumier
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879),  UNE DEMANDE EN SÉPARATION (A Divorce Case), lithograph, 1845. Reference: Daumier Register, second state (of 2, with letters [initials in the plate]), Plate 40 of Les Beaux Jours de la Vie, published in Le Charivari, 8 7/8 x 9 1/4, the sheet 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. In good condition, slight paper toning, horizontal fold. A fine strong and clear impression of this iconic Daumier lawyer image, as published in Le Charivari, with the letterpress verso. Here, as quoted from the Daumier Register is the translation: Original Text: UNE DEMANDE EN SÉPARATION. – Mon client n’est […]

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