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!


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