Le Gout (The Taste)

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:
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 aussi de l’esprit.


Wow! I am not surprised any more why this fellow is so spirited… and he calls me an old beast! Let me have one of these every morning, and I will be full of spirit too.