New patented umbrella, with an improved spring system, to swiftly open at the slightest touch.(please refer to our advertisement in the matter), plate 33 from Émotions Parisiennes

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:

published 1842

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

About this artwork

After French censorship laws tightened in 1830, Daumier was obliged to shift the focus of his caricatures away from the rule of the unpopular King Louis Philippe. Instead he turned his attention to scenes of everyday Parisian life, often set on street corners. Artists and critics of the time praised Daumier for his skill as a draftsman, visible here in the subtle modeling and shadows used to construct an unlucky Parisian’s crumpled umbrella. Daumier further enhanced the atmospheric effects of the rainy scene by scratching lines of rain onto the printing block, rather than drawing them with a lithographic crayon.

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

New patented umbrella, with an improved spring system, to swiftly open at the slightest touch.(please refer to our advertisement in the matter), plate 33 from Émotions Parisiennes

Origin

France

Date

1842

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

182 × 247 mm (image); 285 × 185 mm stone; 365 × 248 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert G. Tanner, Esq.

Reference Number

2012.411

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