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1968 Lithograph Honore Daumier Married Life Couple Law Courtroom Adultery Charge

1968 Lithograph Honore Daumier Married Life Couple Law Courtroom Adultery Charge

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"La Plainte en adultère... (A charge of adultery...)"

This is an original 1968 black and white lithograph of an 1840 caricature drawing (Moeurs Conjugales, No. 30) by the French artist, Honoré Daumier (1808-1879).

CONDITION

This 47+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 12 inches; 24 x 30 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)

From 1839 - 1842 the great French caricaturist, HonorŽ Daumier, completed a series of lithographs satirizing the foibles and follies of married life among the French bourgeoisie. Called Moeurs Conjugales, this series cleverly and with humor portrayed scenes of marriage -- the good, the bad and the ugly. Period Paper is pleased to offer this portfolio from 1968 in which Daumier's lithographs were reproduced in stone by Alexis Manaranche and printed by the famous French printers, Mourlot Frres.

This piece was illustrated by Daumier, HonorŽ. Artist initials in print - bottom right 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.

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