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Robert Macaire Journaliste. (Caricaturana 3).

  • ARTIST: Honore Daumier

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

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1838.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 1/2 x 10 1/2" (215 x 268 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: 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. Text below title reads, "C’est une nouvelle combinaison! Le Journal nous revient a 23 f 50 c nous le vendons 20 f benefice 3 f 50 c. Un million d’abonnes, 3 millions 500 mille f. de dividende. C’est clair comme le jour! Qu’on me reponde par des chiffres….. Seulement par des chiffres ou j’attaque en diffamation." <br><br> Translation - "It's a new arrangement! The newspaper costs us 23 Fr 50 Cts, we'll sell it for 20 Fr, a profit of 3Fr 50 Cts. A million subscribers, a dividend of 3 million 500 thousand Fr. It's as clear as the day. Let them say what they like about the figures... But only in figures or I'll sue for libel."


  • CONDITION: Good condition, fine original hand coloring.

  • REFERENCE: DR #356; HD #991.