Publisher / Artist : DAUMIER, H.
Title : Croquis Parisians - A LA RECHERCHE D'UN DINER.-Monsieur ne dine pas chez lei.. - Pas possible ! --- Oh! pour le coup, on dine dans cite Maison ci!
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 :A LA RECHERCHE D'UN DINER. - Monsieur ne dine pas chez lui.. - Pas possible!... --- Oh! pour le coup, on dine dans cette maison ci! (- Looking for a meal. - Monsieur is dining out tonight ! - I don't buy that! --- Oh, someone is having dinner here!.)
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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