Publisher / Artist : DAUMIER, H.
Title : Tout ce qu'on voudra. Ma femme est-elle à la maison? …(Plate 4)
Published : Paris 1864
Size : 265 x 215mm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Condition : Lithography printed on white wove paper without text on the verso. Paper slightly age toned, repair of a small tear in upper margin. Else very good condition. With signature and number 1064 on the stone.
Translation in English of title text: Is my wife at home? - Yes Sir, . . . And so is your cousin….. From "Tout ce qu'on voudra". (As you like it). This series consists of 94 lithographs published between March 28,1847 and November 30, 1852 in the Charivari. Some of the plates carry no numbers.
Similar to the series “Les bons bourgeois” the prints of the present series are dealing with numerous small misfortunes in the life of the Parisians. They were especially impressed by the possibilities opened by the railroad. Travels to the surroundings and the French province were both exciting and startling experiences.
Apart from these drawings, this series also offers beautiful observations like the elderly couple remembering youth, memories and transience with a pensive humor, and never offending.