Honoré Daumier

French, 1808–1879

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The “Michelangelo of caricature,” Honoré Daumier famously satirized France’s bourgeoisie and justice system, and masterfully exposed the misery of the masses through the emerging medium of lithography. Grotesque caricatures of government officials …

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$2.6m, Sotheby's, 2013
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Le banc des avocats
Sold on Mar 19, 2021
£126,000
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Work on Paper
watercolour and pen and ink on paper
17.5 x 17.5 cm
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£126,000
Auction Sale
Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from the Collection of Henry Moore watercolour and pen and ink on paper Image: 17.5 by 17.5cm., 6⅞ by 6⅞in. Framed: 37.5 by 40cm., 14¾ by 15¾in. This work is sold pursuant to a settlement between the current owner and the heirs of Anna Caspari.
Le banc des avocats
watercolour and pen and ink on paper
Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
£126,000
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Work on Paper
17.5 x 17.5 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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£126,000
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Property from the Collection of Henry Moore watercolour and pen and ink on paper Image: 17.5 by 17.5cm., 6⅞ by 6⅞in. Framed: 37.5 by 40cm., 14¾ by 15¾in. This work is sold pursuant to a settlement between the current owner and the heirs of Anna Caspari.
Etude d'un homme assis (recto); Etude d'un homme accroupi (verso), 1865
Sold on Jul 7, 2020
$4,825
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Work on Paper
crayon on paper (recto), crayon on paper (verso)
16.5 x 20.0 cm
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$4,825
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Jul 7, 2020
Bonhams
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Etude d'un homme assis (recto); Etude d'un homme accroupi (verso), 1865
crayon on paper (recto), crayon on paper (verso)
Jul 7, 2020
Bonhams
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Work on Paper
16.5 x 20.0 cm
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Jul 7, 2020
Bonhams
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$4,825
Prunelle, 1808-1879
Sold on Jul 1, 2020
$5,625
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Sculpture
bronze with dark brown patina
5 1/8 in.
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$5,625
Auction Sale
Jul 1, 2020
Christie's
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Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) Prunelle stamped 'M.L.G.' (on the back); numbered and stamped '8/30 BRONZE' (on the underside) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) Conceived _circa _1832; this bronze version cast at a later date
Prunelle, 1808-1879
bronze with dark brown patina
Jul 1, 2020
Christie's
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5 1/8 in.
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Jul 1, 2020
Christie's
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$5,625
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Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) Prunelle stamped 'M.L.G.' (on the back); numbered and stamped '8/30 BRONZE' (on the underside) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) Conceived _circa _1832; this bronze version cast at a later date
L'Accusation, 1808-1879
Sold on May 27, 2020
€35,000
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6 cm.
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€35,000
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May 27, 2020
Christie's
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HONORÉ DAUMIER (MARSEILLE 1808-1879 VALMONDOIS) _L'Accusation_ signé 'h.D.' (en bas à droite) plume et encre noire 24,3 x 33,6 cm. (9 ¾ x 13 ¼ in.)
L'Accusation, 1808-1879
May 27, 2020
Christie's
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6 cm.
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May 27, 2020
Christie's
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€35,000
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HONORÉ DAUMIER (MARSEILLE 1808-1879 VALMONDOIS) _L'Accusation_ signé 'h.D.' (en bas à droite) plume et encre noire 24,3 x 33,6 cm. (9 ¾ x 13 ¼ in.)
En Ballon Captif, 1867
Sold on Mar 5, 2020
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Lithograph
21.2 x 24.4 cm
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Mar 5, 2020
Swann
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En Ballon Captif, 1867
Lithograph
Mar 5, 2020
Swann
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21.2 x 24.4 cm
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Mar 5, 2020
Swann
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L'AVOCAT PATHÉTIQUE, 1850
Sold on Nov 13, 2019
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Work on Paper
Charcoal, pen and ink, brush and ink and pencil on paper
15.6 x 22.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 13, 2019
Sotheby's
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L'AVOCAT PATHÉTIQUE, 1850
Charcoal, pen and ink, brush and ink and pencil on paper
Nov 13, 2019
Sotheby's
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15.6 x 22.2 cm
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Nov 13, 2019
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TÊTES DE DEUX HOMMES 
Sold on Nov 13, 2019
$15,000
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Work on Paper
Pen and ink on paper
19.7 x 14.9 cm
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$15,000
Auction Sale
Nov 13, 2019
Sotheby's
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TÊTES DE DEUX HOMMES 
Pen and ink on paper
Nov 13, 2019
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$15,000
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19.7 x 14.9 cm
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Nov 13, 2019
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$15,000
UN DÉFENSEUR HABILE, 1855
Sold on Nov 13, 2019
$375,000
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Work on Paper
Charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor and gouache on paper
17.1 x 13.1 cm
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$375,000
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Nov 13, 2019
Sotheby's
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UN DÉFENSEUR HABILE, 1855
Charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor and gouache on paper
Nov 13, 2019
Sotheby's
$375,000
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17.1 x 13.1 cm
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Nov 13, 2019
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$375,000
TROIS SPECTATEURS, 1850
Sold on Nov 13, 2019
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Work on Paper
Watercolor and pen and ink on paper
12.4 x 10.2 cm
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Price not available
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Nov 13, 2019
Sotheby's
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TROIS SPECTATEURS, 1850
Watercolor and pen and ink on paper
Nov 13, 2019
Sotheby's
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12.4 x 10.2 cm
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Nov 13, 2019
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UN DÉFENSEUR HABILE, 1855
Sold on Nov 12, 2019
$375,000
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Work on Paper
Charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor and gouache on paper
17.1 x 13.1 cm
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$375,000
Auction Sale
Nov 12, 2019
Sotheby's
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UN DÉFENSEUR HABILE, 1855
Charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor and gouache on paper
Nov 12, 2019
Sotheby's
$375,000
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17.1 x 13.1 cm
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Nov 12, 2019
Sotheby's
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$375,000