Publisher / Artist : DAUMIER, H.
Title : Le croquis du jour. La femme du représentant (Plate 27)…
Published : Paris 1864
Size : 240 x 205mm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Condition : Lithography printed on white wove paper without text on the verso. Repair of a small split in lower left margin, just affecting the text. In good condition. With signature and nr. 1058 on the stone.
Translation in English of title text: THE WIFE OF THE REPRESENTATIVE. - Will I need a hat, Dear?
- My dear, I am a representative now! If you want to ask me a question, you must first file a petition in the Chamber!
- Yes, I know you…. And then you'll call the order of the day!.
"Croquis du jour" (Sketches of the day) a series of 5 prints which appeared in the Charivari: three between July 25 and August 21, 1849; one on February 1, 1859 and one on April 22, 1865. Around the same period a separate album was published, containing 30 plates by Beaumont, Bouchot and Cham. Three were contributed by Daumier.
Published by Bauger, rue du Croissant 16 (lower left). Printed by Imprimeurs d'Aubert & Cie (lower right) at Aubert, Place de la Bourse (center).
Text written by Alphonse Jean LAURENT-JAN (1808-1877) who was a journalist, writer and associate at the Charivari, where he wrote captions for Daumier’s lithographs. He was also a friend of Balzac.
Known chiefly as a political and social satirist, Honoré DAUMIER 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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