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

Monsieur, pardon si je vous gêne un peu…mais vous comprenez qu’écrivant en ce moment un roman nouveau, je dois consulter une foule d’auteurs anciens!…/(Le Monsieur à part.) Des auteurs anciens!…parbleu elle aurait bien dû les consulter de leur vivant, car elle a dû être leur contemporaine!…(Monsieur, pardon me if I get in your way a little…but you understand, writing a new novel, I must consult a host of ancient authors !…/(Man, aside) Ancient authors!… By golly, she should have consulted them while they were alive, she must have been their contemporary!), from the series Les bas-bleus (The Bluestockings)

1844

Lithograph

stone: 22 x 19.5 cm (8 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.62.13
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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