France preparing to get her candidates to pass muster under the measure of standards, plate 73 from Actualités

A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1869

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

About this artwork

Printed in Daumier’s long-running sociopolitical series, Actualités, this lithograph questions whether any of the diminutive politicians seen here can possibly measure up to the high standards of the French government. The candidates glance nervously toward the measuring rod as a calm, classicizing personification of France administers the test. Daumier’s assessment? Total failure. Candidates must be at least this tall to go on this political ride.

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

France preparing to get her candidates to pass muster under the measure of standards, plate 73 from Actualités

Origin

France

Date

1869

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

270 × 210 mm (image); 368 × 277 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1960.828

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