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Honoré Victorin Daumier. 1808-1879.

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Series: Croquis Charivariques

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- Dites donc, président, impossible d'attraper un lièvre cette année ci..... ils ne restent plus en place..... - Ça tient à ce que le gouvernement a oublié de les rendre inamovibles......

(- I tell you Mr President.... it is quite impossible to trap a hare this year...... - It's of course the fault of the government,... as usual, they forgot to make them irremovable in time.)

1849. Lithograph. Delteil 1946.ii/ii (with letters). RARE. 9 5/8 x 8 (sheet 13 7/8 x 9 1/2). Series: Croquis Charivariques (Charivari Sketches), plate 2. Published in Le Charivari September 25, 1849. Lower left: Chez Aubert, Pl.de la Bourse.; lower right:Imp. Aubert & Cie. Unobtrusive central horizontal fold and allover mottling. Initialed 'h.d.' in the stone, lower left. $250.

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Series: Les Trains de Plaisir.

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"- Quand après dix assauts infructueux on arrive enfin à conquéérir une place dans un wagon on éprouve un premier et bien vif plaisir."


Having found a seat after ten desperate attempts to board the train, a first tender feeling of holiday relaxation emerges.)

1864. Lithograph. Delteil 3295.ii/ii (with letters). 9 5/8 x 8 3/4 (sheet 11 13/16 x 12 1/16). Series: Croquis, - par Daumier, (Sketches by Daumier), plate one. The series consisted of 4 prints which appeared in the CHARIVARI between August 6, 1864 and June 6, 1866. This image was published in Le Charivari August 6, 1864. Text: lower left: Mon-Martinet,172 r.Rivoli et 41,r.Vivienne; lower right: Lith. Destouches,28,r.Paradis Pre. Slight foxing; Unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds; sheet trimmed. A delightful early railroad image. Initialed in the stone, lower left. $750

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Series: Actualités

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IRLANDE ET JAMAÏQUE. - Patience!.... (Ireland and Jamaica. Patience!....)
1866. Lithograph. Delteil 3494.ii/ii. 9 1/2 x 8 (sheet 11 7/16 x 11 3/16). Series: Actualités, (News of the Day), plate 60. Published in Le Charivari April 11, 1866. Text: lower left: A.de Vresse,r.de Rivoli,55.; lower right: Lith.Destouches,28 r.Paradis.Pre. Unobtrusive fold marks, sheet trimmed. Initialed in the stone, lower left. $350.

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John Bull jure qu'il est attaché au fils de Théodoros par un lien indissoluble. (John Bull vows that he is tied to the son of Theodorus by an indissoluble band.)
1868. Lithograph. Delteil 3657.ii/ii (with letters). 9 5/8 x 8 1/4 (sheet 12 x 11 3/16). Series: Actualités, (News of the Day), plate 189. Published in Le Charivari August 22, 1868. Text: lower left:A.de Vresse,r. Rivoli 55.; lower right: Lith.Destouches, r. Paradis Pre.28. Unobtrusive fold marks; sheet trimmed. Initialed in the stone, lower left. $350.

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LA RENTRÉÉE.
C'est drôle, je ne vois pas revenir la petite Confiance.

(The return
It's strange that , I don't seem to see little Confiance return.)

1868. Lithograph. Delteil 3669.iii/iii (with letters). 9 7/8 x 8 3/8 (sheet 11 3/4 x 11 3/16). Series: Actualités, (News of the Day), plate 220. Published in Le Charivari October 12, 1868. Text: lower left: A.de Vresse,r. Rivoli 55; lower right: Lith.Destouches, r. Paradis Pre.28. Unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds; minor scattered foxing; sheet trimmed. Initialed in the stone, lower left. $125.

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Ils brûlent, ces gros-là, ils brûlent!
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Chauds les gros! Chauds!...

(They scorch these big ones, they burn!
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Big hot ones! Hot!)

1868. Lithograph. Hazard 3673.iii/iii (with letters). Not in Delteil 3673. 9 1/2 x 8 7/8 (sheet 11 3/4 x 11 3/4). Series: Actualités, (News of the Day), plate 222. Published in Le Charivari November 14, 1868. Text: lower left: A.de Vresse, R. Rivoli 55 lower right: Lith Destouches R.Paradis Pre. 28. Unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds; sheet trimmed. Initialed in the stone, lower left. $175.

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Les augures de la diplomatie n'osant ouvrir l'oiseau-Prussien pour savoir à quoi s'en tenir.
(The augures of diplomacy, don't dare to open the Prussian bird, to find what it might contain.) 1867. Lithograph. Hazard 3965.i/i (with letters). RARE. Not in Delteil. 10 1/8 x 9 (sheet 11 1/2 x 11 5/16). Series: Actualités, (News of the Day), plate 179. Published in Le Charivari October 3, 1867. Text: lower left: Lith. Destouches, r. Paradis Pre.28; lower right: A.de Vresse Edr. rue du Rivoli 55. Unobtrusive center vertical fold and minor water stains on the left. A delightful early railroad image. Initialed in the stone, lower right. This is a one of Daumier's rare and notable images. $300.

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Honoré-Victorin Daumier was a prolific French caricaturist, painter, and sculptor especially renowned for his cartoons and drawings satirizing 19th-century French politics and society

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