vintage art book, “Daumier” (includes 240 lithographs)
Honore Daumier was a French painter, sculptor, and printmaker, whose many works offer commentary on the social and political life in France, from the Revolution of 1830 to the fall of the second Napoleonic Empire in 1870. While he was also a serious painter, loosely associated with realism, he earned a living throughout most of his life producing caricatures and cartoons of political figures and satirizing the behavior of his countrymen in newspapers and periodicals, for which he became well known in his lifetime and is still known today. He was a republican democrat who attacked the bourgeoisie, the church, lawyers and the judiciary, politicians, and the monarchy.
This book gives an incredible sampling of Daumier’s drawings, sketches and political cartoons, and includes 240 of his most popular in crisp lithograph form. All pages are in excellent condition.
Printed in 1946 in Switzerland. Includes original dust jacket, however please note it has damage as pictured.
dimensions: 15.75" x 12"