1904 Print Honore Daumier Emma I Love You Romantic Couple Humorous XDA5

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This is an original 1904 halftone print of "Emma!...Je Vous Aime!" (Emma!...I love you!") from the "Croquis D'Expressions" (Sketches of Expressions) collection.

French painter, caricaturist, sculptor and printmaker, Honore Daumier, has had his works exhibited at the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1901 and many more. He had created artistic plates for music publishers, as well as illustrations for advertisements. In his time, Daumier preferred the stone medium over any other artwork styles. He was also one of the most accomplished lithographic draughtsmen in the world.

CONDITION

This 107+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the verso of this halftone print.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 7.25 inches; 27 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Daumier, HonorŽ. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.

Honore Daumier

Honore Daumier (February 26, 1808-February 10, 1879) was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter and sculptor whose work touched on social and political life in France during the 19th century. Daumier was known for his massive collection of work consisting of over 500 paintings, 4,000 lithographs, 1,000 wood engravings, 1,000 drawings and over 100 sculptures. He started his career producing images for music publishers and illustrations for advertisements. Daumier was known as one of the pioneers of realistic subjects who used a subjective point of view. His work grew in value after his death and can be seen in museums around the world.

Keywords specific to this image: Lovers, Romance

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