Publisher / Artist : DAUMIER, H.
Title : Ces Bons Parisiens - Comment, vous ne portez pas encore de talma? . . . - Non, je reste fidèle au paletot, cela dessine mieux la taille. (364)
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 and water staining's. Upper left corner teared off and re-installed. Good impression. Size of paper : 325x250mm.
Second state (of 2), with text. From "Ces Bons Parisiens". Text below image : - Comment, vous ne portez pas encore de talma? . . .
- Non, je reste fidèle au paletot, cela dessine mieux la taille.. (- You are not wearing a Talma yet?
- No, I remain loyal to the overcoat, it's more flattering to my waistline.)
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.
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