The Old Print Shop

C'est tout de meme flatteur d'avoir fait tant d'eleves! (Caricaturana 76).

  • ARTIST: Honore Daumier

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

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1838.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 5/8 x 10 7/16" (220 x 265 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Par M.M. Daumier et Philipon. mp. d'Aubert et Cie. Chez Aubert, gal. véro-dodat. 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 tout de meme flatteur d’avoir fait tant d’eleves!….Mais c’est embetant, y en a de trop, la concurrence tue le commerce et pour peu que ca continue nous serons debordes, nous deviendrons perruques, rococos, nous creverons de faim, faudra nous faire gendarmes ou capucins……" <br><br> Translation - "It's flattering in any case to have educated so many disciples!... But it's very vexing, they're too many, competition kills the market and if it continues much longer we shall be overrun, we'll become old fogies, antiquated, we'll starve to death. We'd have to become policemen or friars."


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save some minor spotting in the margins. Fine original hand coloring.

  • REFERENCE: DR #431; HD #1066.