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La femme du représentant (Plate 27 from le Charivari, Le croquis du jour).
Estimated value: $200 - $300
- 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.
More about Honoré Daumier [+]
Reference: Daumier Register, 1938.
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