Page from an album: Nine caricatures

Accession Number

Page from an album: Nine caricatures

Honoré Victorin Daumier

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
Mid to late-19th century

Medium & Support

14 3/16 in x 10 5/8 in (36.04 cm x 26.99 cm);14 1/16 in x 10 13/16 in (35.72 cm x 27.46 cm);1 9/16 in x 2 5/16 in (3.97 cm x 5.87 cm);3 7/16 in x 3 1/8 in (8.73 cm x 7.94 cm);1 9/16 in x 1 15/16 in (3.97 cm x 4.92 cm);3 1/16 in x 1 13/16 in (7.78 cm x 4.6 cm);1 9/16 in x 3 1/16 in (3.97 cm x 7.78 cm);2 5/16 in x 2 1/2 in (5.87 cm x 6.35 cm);2 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in (6.03 cm x 4.76 cm);2 7/8 in x 3 3/16 in (7.3 cm x 8.1 cm);2 1/2 in x 1 15/16 in (6.35 cm x 4.92 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Label copy
Honoré Victorin Daumier and others
France, 1808–1879
Page from an album: Nine caricatures
19th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink, 2013/2.533

Subject matter
It is difficult to identify the artists of most of the prints on this album sheet, since each caricature is trimmed to isolate the image and they have been pasted down (reducing the possibility of reading the text printed on the back). They were certainly published in nineteenth-century newspapers and journals, and Honoré Daumier is the author of the three caricatures in the top row as well as the left-hand image on the second row. All of the caricatures reproduce recognizable social types in the nineteenth century, such as the provincial, the down-and-out musician, etc. The careful mounting of these prints on a single sheet of paper, complete with hand drawn frames, suggests they were compiled by an avid collector and may have been intended for display.

Physical Description
Nine caricatures from the daily press mounted on the same sheet of paper.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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cartoons (humorous images)
illustrations (layout features)
journals (periodicals)
political art
social classes

3 Related Resources

(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
(Part of: Caricature and Visual Satire)
French Prints and Caricatures 
(Part of: HISTART 271: Origins Of Modernism: Art And Culture In Nineteenth Century France)

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