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Robert-Macaire Banquier et Jure. (Caricaturana 18).

  • ARTIST: Honore Daumier

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

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1838.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 9 7/8 x 8 9/16" (252 x 218 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Ch.Ph.invt. H.D.lith; Chez Aubert, gal. vero-dat; 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. <br><br> Text below title reads, "La nouvelle ne peut pas etre connue a Bordeaux, prends la poste, creve dix chevaux, arrive le premier, joue ferme a la baisse et nous realisons encore un million a coup sur ……….. moi, je vais au Palais, nous condamnons ce matin, un drole qui a vole dix francs…….. vole dix francs……. ppppolisson!!!" <br><br> Translation - "The news can't have reached Bordeaux yet. Take the post, flog ten horses to death, get there first, go strike a bear and we'll scoop another million for certain... I've got to go to the law courts, we're sentencing a knave who stole ten francs... stole ten francs... thorough rascal."


  • CONDITION: Good condition, fine original hand coloring.

  • REFERENCE: DR #371; HD #1006.