Publisher / Artist : DAUMIER, H.
Title : Paris Qui Boit - Série complète de 6 lithographies.
Published : Paris, after 1852
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 : 325x250mm.
Second state (of 2), six sheets with on each sheet two scenes, complete series "Paris Qui Boit". Text below image : - Amateurs de moka en train de déguster avec ravissement une infusion de chicorée. --- Une boisson qui ne monte jamais à la tête.. (- Amateurs of Mocha tasting with rapture an infusion of chicory. --- A drink which never rises to one's head..)
In 1852 Daumier started publishing his famous caricatures "Paris Qui Boit" a series consisting of 6 prints, of which 10 appeared between March 1852 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.