Un Homme a La Mer


Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Un Homme a La Mer lithograph, 1843, [with initials in the plate]. Reference: Daumier Register 1036, plate number 14 from the series Les Canotiers Parisiens, published in Le Charivari, third state (of 4), before publication in Le Charivari, a sur blanc impression, in very good condition, with margins, on wove paper, 9 1/2 x 10 1/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches. With the letters, addresses of Pannier (lower left), Aubert (lower center).

A fine strong impression.

Translation of the text from the Daumier Register:

Original Text:
– Harponne le donc plus vigoureusement . . . nous ne pourrons pas l’avoir sans a! … – Et toi, tiens lui bien les jambes en l’air, c’est l’important! . . il n’y a rien qui enrhume comme de se mouiller la plante des pieds! . . . . .


– Harpoon him more firmly!…. we can’t get him otherwise! And you, hold his legs up in the air, that’s very important…. There is nothing in the world that makes you catch a cold faster than by getting your feet wet.