Honore Daumier

Un fiacre a l'heure... (Emotions Parisiennes), No. 18 from Le Charivari, 1839
Lithograph
9.50 x 11.25 in
SKU: 1128d
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'Un fiacre a l'heure... (Emotions Parisiennes)' is an excellent example of the satirical caricatures produced by Honoré Daumier. The title, which translates as 'A cab by the hour...', shows a man reaching out of a horse-drawn coach to find his driver fast asleep at the reigns. As indicated by the newly constructed Parisian buildings in the background, this is meant to satirize contemporary life in the city. Indeed, this is the eighteenth lithograph that Daumier composed for the the illustrated magazine Le Charivari, each looking to the characters of Paris who find themselves in unusual predicaments. State II/II, edition sur blanc. Signed 'H.D.' in the stone, lower right. Plate 18 from the series of 51 entitled 'Emotions Parisiennes,' published in Le Charivari. Printer inscription 'Imp. Aubert & Cie' lower right. Publisher inscription 'Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16' lower left

Artwork Size: 9 1/2" x 11 1/4"
Frame Size: 18 1/2" x 16 3/4"
Framed to conservation standards using 100 percent rag matting, museum glass, and housed in a gold gilded frame.
 

Overall good condition; some discoloration lower left; faint tidemark upper right; some losses to gilding on moulding. 
Ref. Hazard no. 1647
Ref. LD no. 702

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