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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

Dire qu’ Arsinoé n’était pas contente d’être portraiturée, Daguerréotypée, lithographiée et biographiée!…il faut maintenant que je paie trois mille francs pour son buste en marbre…c’est dur!…pour comble de malheur me voilà obligé d’épousseter ma femme tous les matins…et c’est qu’elle en fait de la poussière, ma femme! (As if it wasn’t enough for Arsinoé to have her portrait painted, her photograph taken, lithographed, have her biography written!… Now I have to pay 3,000 francs for a marble bust…and, to cap it all off, I have to dust my wife off every morning…and she makes a lot of dust, my wife!), from the series Les bas-bleus (The Bluestockings)

1844

Lithograph

sheet (each approx.): 34.6 × 26 cm (13 5/8 × 10 1/4 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.62.12
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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