HONORE DAUMIER  "A TRAVERS LES ATELIERS" Lithograph -1ST State

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Seller: trenriggin0 ✉️ (66) 100%, Location: New Haven, Connecticut, US, Ships to: US, Item: 304523018360 HONORE DAUMIER  "A TRAVERS LES ATELIERS" Lithograph -1ST State. HONORE DAUMIER (France 1808-1879) "A TRAVERS LES ATELIERS" 1st State "Boulevard" Lithograph. The sheet measures 13" x 10 1/4". The stone 9.8" x 8.4" It is signed in the stone with pencil inscriptions as shown. This is a verified authentic 1st state lithograph of this image. A similar print sold at Ketterer Kunst Auction House in 2014.(See link)   https://www.kettererkunst.com/details-e.php?obnr=112001198&anummer=413 "Monogrammed in stone. Typographically inscribed and titled outside of image. Rare and much sought-after sheet from 1st state. On wove paper, with typical centerfold and text on verso.   Published in magazine "Le Boulevard", 20 April, 1862.


In early 1860 Honoré Daumier was made redundant by the publisher of “Le Charivari“, Charles Philipon, after he had been active for the satirical magazine for almost thirty years. With new artists from a younger generation, the magazine had gradually changed from an initially revolutionary and strongly anti-monarchic orientation to an almost conformist. In the following years Daumier worked for the illustrated weekly magazine “Le Boulevard“, which was founded by Etienne Carjat, journalist, artist and photographer. Between January 1862 and June 1863 some 76 issues were published with texts by, among others, Charles-Pierre Baudelaire and Victor Hugo as well as illustrations by renowned contemporary artists. What was so special about “Le Boulevard“ was the aspect that it illustrated life in Paris and France during the second empire under Napoleon III. in the years between 1852 and 1870 quite well. The literary and illustrated contributions were at times anecdotal and humorous, but also critical. Because of the great success, a separate series of the graphic sheets was published in larger edition under the title “Souveniers d'Artistes“. Daumier made a total of 11 illustrations for “Le Boulevard“. The ironic-critical tone has become milder than in his earlier, relatively sharp illustrations of the years of the revolution. “ A Travers les Ateliers “ was published in “Le Boulevard“ in 1862 and was Daumier‘s last contribution for this magazine. The sheet shows six men in a studio showing their spontaneous reaction to a work of art that we cannot see. The title and the caption underline these surprised and positive reactions: “It sounds through the studio: I'll be jiggered! … Awesome! … Terrific! … Lovely! … That’s appealing!“ The seated man could be the painter Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot; perhaps he made the painting, the palette can be seen in left of the foreground. The person behind him could be Daumier himself, who scrutinizes the work with slitted eyes. The man in center, opening his arms with amazement, seems to be Daumier‘s friend, the landscape painter and lithographer Jules Dupré. The three gentlemen in the background do not seem to share the enthusiam." I am an urban treasure hunter. I frequent antique and thrift stores looking for important artworks which have somehow found their way to a certain obscurity. I generally buy works that are not attributed by the proprietor and I do research. Sometimes I get lucky. Sometimes I take a loss financially but never aesthetic or experientially. I realize provenance is highly regarded in the art world and can insure the authenticity and legitimacy  of a work. However it is unrealistic to believe that no work ever "gets lost". and is strayed. I will provide the buyer  a receipt of the purchase and the name of the place of purchase. They can ask the proprietor from what estate they acquired the work.  All questions welcomed. 
  • Condition: Used
  • Artist: Honore Daumier
  • Size: Small
  • Signed: Yes
  • Title: A TRAVERS LES ATELIERS
  • Material: Paper
  • Item Length: 13 in
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Region of Origin: France
  • Framing: Framed
  • Subject: Figures, Humor
  • Type: Print
  • Year of Production: 1862
  • Item Height: NA
  • Theme: Social Satire
  • Style: Old Master Print
  • Production Technique: Lithography
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Item Width: 10 in
  • Time Period Produced: 1850-1899

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