It Shouldn’t be Allowed

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 present?…


– It really shouldn’t be allowed to return from Bercy in a state like this…. an established man like you…. I am so unhappy, my God!
– What’s wrong?…after all, I like the water…. am I not allowed to like the water anymore?