'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.
9.5 x 11.25 inches, artwork
18.5 x 16.75 inches, frame
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
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