Une Partie de Campagne

Honore Daumier (1808-1879), Une Partie de Campagne, lithograph, 1842, plate 59 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in Le Charivari in 1842, and in the album of the series in 1843. Reference: Daumier Register 682, second state (of 2). A sur blanc impression on wove paper (as published in the album for collectors, without the newsprint verso). In very good condition, 11 1/2 x 9, the sheet 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches.

A fine impression, with the blacks rich, contrasting well with the greys and white.

Here is the translation from the Daumier Register:

Original Text:
– Monsieur n’a pas voulu attendre son neveu: alors Madame a trouvé que le temps menaçait, mais ça n’a rien fait.
-Quel vieux grigou!
– Oh! mère Poirier, il paiera ça plus cher qu’au marché.
– Et qu’elle fera fichtre bien par exemple!

– Monsieur did not want to wait for his nephew; and Madame thought it might soon start raining, but he didn’t really bother.
– What an old miser!
– Don’t you worry, Mother Poirier, he’ll pay dearly for that… more than the market price!
– And right she is isn’t she!