Honoré Daumier, ‘Vous avez la parole, expliquez-vous, vous etes libre’, 1833-1835, Wallector
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Honoré Daumier

Vous avez la parole, expliquez-vous, vous etes libre, 1833-1835

Lithograph on paper
10 3/5 × 14 1/5 in
27 × 36 × 0.1 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
€680
Location
Only Exhibition
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Provenance
Wallector
Only Exhibition

Proof on china paper, for a limited edition of 37 prints. From the satyric newspaper "La …

Medium
Print
Signature
Not signed.
Publisher
La Caricature
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, ‘Vous avez la parole, expliquez-vous, vous etes libre’, 1833-1835, Wallector
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Provenance
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Proof on china paper, for a limited edition of 37 prints. From the satyric newspaper "La Caricature", n.236, May 14th 1835. Cat. Prouté 1974, n.178.

Medium
Print
Signature
Not signed.
Publisher
La Caricature
Honoré Daumier
French, 1808–1879
Follow

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

Vous avez la parole, expliquez-vous, vous etes libre, 1833-1835

Lithograph on paper
10 3/5 × 14 1/5 in
27 × 36 × 0.1 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
€680
Location
Only Exhibition
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