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Robert Macaire

Honore Daumier

About The Robert Macaire

Daumier designed one hundred images depicting a dandy called Robert Macaire between 1836 and 1838. This series appeared under the name Caricaturana in the Charivari. These same images were later published in book form by Aubert with expanded texts by Louis Huart and Maurice Alhoy. This example names Aubert as the lithographic company at lower right.

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Daumier designed one hundred images depicting a dandy called Robert Macaire between 1836 and 1838. This series appeared under the name Caricaturana in the Charivari. These same images were later published in book form by Aubert with expanded texts by Louis Huart and Maurice Alhoy. This example names Aubert as the lithographic company at lower right.

About the Artist Daumier was born in Marseille, France in 1808. He worked as a delivery boy in his youth, and began sketching in his spare time. He learned the art of lithography, quickly found work designing advertisements and making plates for publishers. He began working at the journal La Caricature, where he frequently criticized the bourgeois class in Paris, and was imprisoned for six months for satirizing the king in 1832. Following the discontinuation of La Caricature, Daumier found work at Le Charivari, where he continued to produce scathing political commentary in the form of caricatures. Daumier was also a painter, and is known as one of the pioneers of the naturalism movement. Since he was known as the "Michelangelo of caricature," he was not successful as a painter. However, when his works were collected at a gallery in France, he became more renowned as a painter. In 1900, he was posthumously honored with an exhibition of his work at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts. Today, his works can be found in museums such as the Louvre in France, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Daumier eventually went blind, and died in Valmondois, France, in 1879.
Medium Lithograph
Image size 9 1/4" height X 8 1/4" width
Paper size 13 1/4" height X 10 1/3" width
Date 1836-1838
Condition Good, extremely faint light staining through mat window.
Description 2nd Serie 5 at upper right corner
Mat size 20" height X 15" width
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