The Election Hoax. “My dear friend... do not think that I have come to ask you for your vote. I respect the independence of opinion too much for that. It is the Baroness who said to me: " Go see that poor Galouzet, tell his little wife that she is neglecting me and that I am angry with her for that. Ask about their lovely children, and say that I absolutely insist on having them over for dinner,” plate 1 from Les Carottes

A work made of lithograph in black on off-white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1844

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

About this artwork

This work comes from a series of six prints published from March to May 1844 in the illustrated periodical Le Charivari. In each a victim is taken by a clever gambit. Here an ingratiating political candidate appears out of his depth while trying to win his neighbor’s vote with a house call. Not just kissing babies, he has been surrounded by the family’s children and may not emerge with the contents of his pockets intact.

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

The Election Hoax. “My dear friend... do not think that I have come to ask you for your vote. I respect the independence of opinion too much for that. It is the Baroness who said to me: " Go see that poor Galouzet, tell his little wife that she is neglecting me and that I am angry with her for that. Ask about their lovely children, and say that I absolutely insist on having them over for dinner,” plate 1 from Les Carottes

Origin

France

Date

1844

Medium

Lithograph in black on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

220 × 182 mm (image); 356 × 270 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Hunt

Reference Number

1973.519

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