Honoré Daumier, ‘Rue Transnonain, le 15 Avril 1834’, 1834, David Tunick, Inc.

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Publisher: L’Association Mensuelle, July 1834, plate 24

Delteil 135, only state

M.L. Guérin (1873-1948, Paris), Lugt 1872b, collector and author of the catalogues raisonnés on Forain and Gauguin as well as numerous articles; to
His sale, Loys Delteil Expert, Paris, 9 December 1921, this impression cited by Lugt, including the high price for which it sold (4085 Francs);
Galerie Paul Proute, Paris; 2005 to
David Tunick, Inc.

About Honoré Daumier

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.

French, 1808-1879, Marseille, France, based in Valmondois, France

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