Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier, (26. February 1808 Marseille - 10. February 1879 Valmondois), was a sarcastic caricaturist with an oevre of 4000 lithographs, published in "La Caricature" and in "Le Charivari". Starting in 1832 he lashed out at at the deplorable state of affairs among the authorities of justice and branded the court of Louis Philippe and the king himself with his biting mockery. After having been tried and and punished with six months of imprisonment in 1832 for lèse-majesté, Daumier turned to make fun of the petit bourgeois who offered aims for affable ridicule galore. Daumier created his drawings with a sharp mind and a benign artit's hand, pointing at political and social injustices, leading the art of lithography to excellence and promoting the genre of caricature to an alltime summit.

The series of "table-turning" was published in "Le Charivari" in the 1850ies under the serial name of "La Fluidomanie". The Charivari was published in newspaper style, i.e. had text and/or pictures an both sides of the paper. Occasionally the printing from the back side shows in front. Connoisseurs are usually not disturbed by this fact. There is general toning on most of the prints, some have little remarkable centerfolds. The prints themselves are clean and in good condition. They are all signed on the stone "HD" for Honoré Daumier. The "DL"-number is from the oevre-register. Measurements pertain to image only.

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"Cortège du Commandant Général des Apothicaires, le prince Lancelot de Tricanule, à son entrée dans la Chambre de Pairs"

Cortege of the commander general of Apothecaries, the Prince of Lancelot de Tricanule, as he enters the Chambre de Pairs

Ehrengeleit des kommandierenden Generals der Apotheker, des Prinzen von Lancelot de Tricanule, bei seinem Eintritt in die Chambre de Paris

Lithograph by Honoré Daumier (1808-1879)

Original hand-coloring

Published by Aubert, Galérie Véro Dodat. Paris, August 1, 1833

Published sur blanc in "La Caricature" Pl. 299-300

Delteil XX, Nr. 65

The famous satirist Honoré Daumier is well known for his acrimonious sense of humor. The story behind this masterpiece of Daumier's early work: Daumier has Georges Mouton de Lobau (1770-1838), General and Marshall of France, marching in a cortege in a posture and conduct of "Here I come!" His arrival announced by a drummer and followed by subordinates carrying the insignia of the apothecary guild. Mouton was a member of the French Chamber of Deputies since 1828. He played an important role within the liberal opposition. King Louis-Philippe appointed him to be the Commanding General of the National Guard. Mouton became famous for having ordered the fire department of Paris to use their water hoses to disperse the outraged masses protesting the government action on Place Vendôme on May 12, 1831. On June 27, 1833 the King appointed him Marshall and Pair de France in return for this invention to control rebellious subjects.

Daumier took this happening and Mouton's "invention" for a good reason to allude to the use of fire hoses by drawing Prince Lancelot de Tricanule with the enema (clyster) syringe being carried in the cortege.

Light general age toning. Hardly visible light spots from mounting in the two upper corners. Splendid original hand coloring.

Generally: Very good condition.

32 x 50,3 cm (ca. 12.5 x 19.8")

$4800.00

Order Nr. DAUMIER242297


Une Surprise

La comète. - He monsieur! c'est de ce cote - ci qu'il faut regarder!
L'astronome. - Vous pouvez vous vanter de m'avoir fait une fameuse peur.....que le diable emporte
non telescope si je m'attendais a recevoir votre visite!

Lithograph by H. Daumier, ca 1850. Print is mounted on heavier backing paper.
Overall light age toning. Print from backside is lightly visible.

Image size: 25 x 21.8 cm ( 9.8 x 8.5 ")

$ 285.00

Order Nr. ASTRONOMY8218


"Un plasideur auquel manguent malheureusement les pièces les plus importantes, les pièces de cent sous"

23.7 x 22 cm ( 9.3 x 8.6)

$ 550.00

Order Nr. DAUMIER8050


LES GENS DE JUSTICE

-Nous avons grande représentation aujour'hui, M'sieu Galuchet!....

- Parbleu j'crois bien......un assassinat orné de viol!.......

Light browning in margins. Vertical centerfold.

19.2 x 25 cm ( 7.4 x 9.8 ")

$ 500.00

Order Nr. DAUMIER8053


- Je vais bien arranger votre client!

- Je trainerai le vôtre dans le houe!.......

(Ayez donc des proces, note d'un Philosophe)

Print has very little lower margin.

24 x 19.7 cm ( 9.4 x 7.7 ")

$ 550.00

Order Nr. DAUMIER8051


- J'ai parlé pendant trois heures et demie!

- Ah! ça on vous prend donc à l'heure vous.....moi je trouve que c'est bien plus avantla geux de plaider à la course.

Hardly visible horizontal fold in lower area.

21 x 21 cm ( 8.2 x 8.2 ")

$ 550.00

Order Nr. DAUMIER8052


"Croquis Parisiens, - dessin inédit de H. Daumier"

Title: "- Voyez, messieurs!!! à qui le tour??"

Lithograph by Daumier.

Honoré Daumier, (26. February 1808 Marseille - 10. February 1879 Valmondois), was a sarcastic caricaturist with an oevre of 4000 lithographs, published in "La Caricature" and in "Le Charivari". Starting in 1832 he lashed out at at the deplorable state of affairs among the authorities of justice and branded the court of Louis Philippe and the king hmself with his biting mockery. After having been tried and and punished with six months of imprisonment in 1832 for lèse-majesté, Daumier turned to make fun of the petit bourgeois who offered aims for affable ridicule galore. Daumier created his drawings with a sharp mind and a benign artit's hand, pointing at political and social injustices, leading the art of lithography to excellence and promoting the genre of caricature to an alltime summit. Print has text and images on backside.

Overall light toning. Narrow margins.

17.8 x 24.2 cm ( 7 x 9.5 ")

$ 840.00

Order Nr. DAUMIER 9013


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