Thursday, 7 July 2011
Honore Daumier 240 Lithographs
Introduction by Bernard Lemann. Illustrated with 240 black and white plates. Slim folio, natural cloth, New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1946).
Honoré Daumier (February 26, 1808 – February 10, 1879) was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose many works offer commentary on social and political life in France in the 19th century.
A prolific draftsman who produced over 4000 lithographs, 1000 wood engravings, 1000 drawings, 100 sculptures he was perhaps best known for his caricatures of political figures and satires on the behavior of his countrymen, although posthumously the value of his painting has also been recognized.
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