Petit Gredin (Little Brat)


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 père.

Ho, Ho! You little bugger, …. you behave already like a little brat, and you already have the eyes of a little scoundrel… you’ll be just like your father!