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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Honoré Daumier, French, 1808–1879
Publisher: Aubert et Cie, Paris, founded 1829

Madame, comment trouvez- vous cette cigarette?…/C’est bien fadasse…et bon tout au plus pour des femmes d’agens de change en goguette!…quant à moi, je n’aime que les plus gros cigarres du plus Gros-Caillou possible…du reste je compose en ce moment un sonnet sur le tabac caporal…je le publierai dans un volume intitulé: Fumées de ma pipe (Madame, how do you find that cigarette/… It’s pretty tasteless…good at most for stockbrokers’ wives on a spree!…personally I only like the biggest cigars, as strong as possible…morever I am just composing a sonnet on shag… I shall publish it in a volume entitled “Smoke from my pipe”), from the series Les bas-bleus (The Bluestockings)



stone: 22.3 x 19 cm (8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
19th century
Works on Paper - Prints
By appointment

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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