Robert Macaier...Argument Irresistible by Honore Daumier

Robert Macaier...Argument Irresistible by Honore Daumier

Robert Macaier...Argument Irresistible

Honore Daumier

Title

Robert Macaier...Argument Irresistible

 
Artist

Honore Daumier

  1808 - 1897 (biography)
Year
1836 -38 
Technique
hand-colored lithograph 
Image Size
9 1/4 x 7 3/4" image 
Signature
unsigned, as usual 
Edition Size
bot stated; from second state. 
Annotations
text in French; publisher's information, etc. 
Reference
D 878 
Paper
wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Chez Bauger in Le Charivari 
Inventory ID
15467 
Price
$450.00 
Description
The charlatan character "Robert Macaire" was based on the melodrama "L'Auberge des Adrets" and was adapted to print by Charivari publisher Philipon. Daumier did a series of prints based on his exploits. The text reads: "A compelling argument: -But I hear your fiancee doesn't seem to like you. -True... and I said this to my future father-in-law upon which he gave me anther 100'000 Francs. -Oh, that's different of course! But there are rumors that your future wife loved someone else... and that... she must get married as soon as possible, -Quite correct...and I informed my father-in-law accordingly... and he gave me another 100'000 Francs. -Well that makes all the difference, doesn't it.