Little Drunk -un petit pochard!

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), vl 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 vl un petit pochard! il vous avale a comme du lait! pauvre chou…. c’est tout le portrait de son pre!

 

Translation:
Regular little drunk, he is!… He gulps it down like milk! Poor little darling… he is the spitting image of his father!