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Exhibition - The Buffoonish Bourgeois

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Caricatures Du Jour (Caricatures of the Day): Le Bourgeois au Salon (The Bourgeois at the Salon)

1842
19th Century
8 x 7 in. (20.3 x 17.8 cm)

Honoré Daumier, French, (1808–1879)

Object Type: PRINTS
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph, hand-colored
Accession Number: 80-G-1086
"Let's see here... what is this? ... (reading his booklet) 'Number 387, Portrait of Mr. B***, stockbroker' ... well... well! ... ah! how stupid I am ... it is 386, which is the portrait of Mr. B***; this one is the portrait of a bull by Mr. Brascassat ... I was about to say ... this idea of having oneself painted with such big horns ... after that these stockbrokers will stop at nothing."
-La Caricature, April 17, 1842
Current Location: In Storage

Exhibitions


- The Buffoonish Bourgeois: Caricatures and Satire of the Upper Middle-Class Businessman in 19th-century France, Curated by Carmen Vendelin, La Salle University Art Museum, March 5– May 30, 2008.

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