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  • DANSE CHINOISE. On se trompe grandement quand on croit le peuple Chinois léger, joyeux et ami du plaisir: il est au contraire grave et morose, car son plus grand divertissement consiste dans une sorte de promenade lugubre où les hommes et les femmes march

DANSE CHINOISE. On se trompe grandement quand on croit le peuple Chinois léger, joyeux et ami du plaisir: il est au contraire grave et morose, car son plus grand divertissement consiste dans une sorte de promenade lugubre où les hommes et les femmes march

  • ARTIST: Honore Daumier

  • PUBLISHER: "Album Comique - Vayage En Chine" from Le Charivari,

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph

    DATE: 1844

  • EDITION SIZE: Image Size 9 x 7 1/4" (228 x 184mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Translation: CHINESE DANCE. It's a mistake to believe that the Chinese are a happy, joyful people. On the contrary, they are serious and morose, because their greatest diversion consists of a mournful promenade in which the man and the woman are marching one in front of the other or besides each other, and they seem to say to each other: Brother, we all have to die one day. Underlining the philosophical intention, the counterpart can be found in their dances, which they call : Quadrille.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • CONDITION: Glued down, water stained, trimmed, (as is).

  • REFERENCE: DR # 1197, Stone # 604, Plate # 9