Prints and Drawings
Artist: Honoré Daumier, French, 1808–1879
Publisher: Aubert et Cie, Paris, founded 1829

Messieurs, je viens offrir à votre journal, un roman-feuilleton qui, je crois, lui conviendra parfaitement!…il a pour titre Eloa, ou huit jours de bonheur intime…la première partie formera dix ou douze volumes…à la manière d’Eugène Sue!…/Pardon madame!…mais ceci me paraît effrayant…à ce compte-là vos huit jours dureront trois ans! (Gentlemen, I have come to offer your paper a serialized novel that I believe will suit it perfectly!…the title is “Eloa, or eight days of intimate happiness”…the first part consists of ten or twelve volumes…in the style of Eugène Sue!…/Excuse me Madame!…but this seems terrifying…at that rate your eight days will last three years!) from the series Les bas-bleus (The Bluestockings)

1844

Lithograph

stone: 23 x 19 cm (9 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.62.6
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt supplement 538d, verso); Swann Gallery, New York, May 6, 2004 (271); William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Arthur Ross Foundation Collection, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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