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

O Lune!…inspire-moi ce soir quelque petite pensée un peu grandiose!…car je t’aime ainsi, lorsque tu me présentes en entier ta face pâle et mélancolique!…mais, ô Lune, je t’affectionne moins lorsque tu m’apparais sous la forme d’un croissant…parce que alors tu me rappelles tout bonnement mon mari!, (O moon!…inspire in me tonight some small thought with a touch of grandeur!…I love you thus, when you turn your full face toward me, so pale and melancholic!…yet, O moon, I love you less when you appear in the form of a crescent…for then, frankly, you remind me of my husband!) from the series Les bas-bleus (The Bluestockings)

1844

Lithograph

stone: 23.5 x 18 cm (9 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.62.8
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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