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Robert-Macaire Journaliste. (Caricaturana 33).

  • ARTIST: Honore Daumier

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

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1838.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 7 5/8 x 10 3/8" (194 x 263 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Ch.Ph.invt. H.D.lith; Chez Aubert, gal. vero-dodat; Imp.d'Aubert et de Junca. 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. Text below title reads, "Je vous apporte un article sur la loi nouvelle. Je l'ereinte drolement, vous verrez! - Mais a quoi pensez-vous, Monsieur Macaire, ce n'est pas a nous qu'il convient d'attaquer cette loi-la, nous devons la defendre. - Ah! Bien! Bien! Je vais retoucher ca, et je vous en fais un article mousseux en faveur de la susdite."<br><br> Translation - "I've brought you an article on the new law. I pulled it to pieces in no uncertain fashion, you'll see!... -- But what are you thinking about Mr. Macaire, it's not becoming of us to attack that law, we should defend it. -- Ah! Very good, very good! I'll go and touch it up so as to make it resound in favour of the aforesaid."


  • CONDITION: Good condition, fine original hand coloring.

  • REFERENCE: DR #387; HD #1022.