Publisher / Artist : DAUMIER, H.
Title : Croquis Parisiens - " Pose de l'homme de la nature. - Pose de l'homme civilisé."
Published : Paris, after 1855
Size : 290 x 225mm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Condition : Lithography printed on white wove paper without text on the verso. Light brown spotting. Good impression. Size of paper : 250x330mm.
Second state (of 3), with text. From "Croquis Parisiens". Text below image :
"Pose de l'homme de la nature.
- Pose de l'homme civilisé."
( - Pose of the natural man. - Pose of the civilized man.)
In 1855 Daumier started publishing his famous caricatures "Ces Bons Parisiens" (These good Parisians) a series consisting of 11 prints, of which 10 appeared between March 1855 and May 1858 in the Charivari and one in January 1860. A number of extremely rare albums appeared on white paper.
Known chiefly as a political and social satirist, Honoré DAUMIER (1808-1879) used the printmaking process of lithography, still relatively new at the time, to contribute cartoons and caricatures to French news weeklies.