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Robert Macaire Escompteur. (Caricaturana 4).

  • ARTIST: Honore Daumier

  • PUBLISHER: Published in Album Caricaturana (Les Robert Macaires).

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1838.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 10 7/16 x 8 5/8" (265 x 218 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Ch.Ph.invt. H.D.lith; Chez Aubert, gal.vero dodat; Imp.d'Aubert et de Junca gal Colbert. Caricaturana is a series of 100 lithographs, numbered 1-100. They first appeared in Le Charivari between 1836 and 1838. They also were sold in a bound album format with the title "Les Robert Macaires." Each image was printed on heavy wove paper and was offered uncolored for 45 francs and hand colored for 55 francs. <br><br> Text below title reads, "Voici mes conditions : Vous me ferez une lettre de change de 40,000 f. je vous donnerai 25 f. argent – 3000 f. de moutarde blanche et de soques articules – 3000 f. de pommes de terre frites, - une roue de cabriolet – deux vaches – quatre actions du Physionotype et un quintal de connaissances utiles….. Je n’ai pas d’autres valeurs en portefeuille, mais cela vaut de l’or." <br><br> Translation - "Here are my conditions. You make me out a bill of exchange for 40'000 Fr. and I'll give you 25 Fr. in cash, 3'000 Fr. worth of white mustard and articulated clogs, 3'000 Fr. worth of chips, a carriage wheel, two cows, four shares in Physionotype and a quintal of useful facts... I don't have any other assets in hand, but these are worth their weight in gold."


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save a repaired tear in upper margin. Fine original hand coloring.

  • REFERENCE: DR #357; HD #992.