Honoré Daumier, ‘I've Only Been Ringing for an Hour’, 1839, Harris Schrank Fine Prints
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Honoré Daumier

I've Only Been Ringing for an Hour, 1839

Lithograph
9 2/5 × 7 1/2 in
23.9 × 19.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$300
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), I’ve Only Been Ringing for an Hour, lithograph, plate 14 from the …

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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 endeared him to the public, although one-too-many scathing renderings of King Louis-Philippe also landed him six months in prison. Thereafter, he stuck to the safer ground of deriding archetypal professionals such as doctors, professors, and especially lawyers and judges, whom he deemed cruel and pretentious. While his output of lithographs and illustrative drawings was most prodigious (circa 4,000 of each), Daumier also sculpted busts of members of parliament and painted religious and historical themes in the naturalist style, including many notable images of Don Quixote riding his horse. These late works were hardly recognized during his lifetime, yet are acclaimed today for their experimental techniques.

Honoré Daumier, ‘I've Only Been Ringing for an Hour’, 1839, Harris Schrank Fine Prints
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Honore Daumier (1808-1879), I’ve Only Been Ringing for an Hour, lithograph, plate 14 from the series Moeurs Conjugales, published in Le Charivari 1839, in the Album Moeurs Conjugales 1843. A sur blanc impression, on strong wove without the letterpress verso. Daumier Register 637, second state (of 2). 9.4 x 7.5 inches

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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 endeared him to the public, although one-too-many scathing renderings of King Louis-Philippe also landed him six months in prison. Thereafter, he stuck to the safer ground of deriding archetypal professionals such as doctors, professors, and especially lawyers and judges, whom he deemed cruel and pretentious. While his output of lithographs and illustrative drawings was most prodigious (circa 4,000 of each), Daumier also sculpted busts of members of parliament and painted religious and historical themes in the naturalist style, including many notable images of Don Quixote riding his horse. These late works were hardly recognized during his lifetime, yet are acclaimed today for their experimental techniques.

Honoré Daumier

I've Only Been Ringing for an Hour, 1839

Lithograph
9 2/5 × 7 1/2 in
23.9 × 19.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$300
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