A Visit to the Salon. Obviously all the sculptors are a naughty bunch, plate 1 from Tout Ce Qu'on Voudra

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

Date:

1847

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

About this artwork

While the annual Salon was open to the public, this print suggests that perhaps not all Salon exhibits were appropriate for everyone. Here a father angrily escorts his two children away from a crowd of men looking at nude sculptures. The scandalized parent makes a lively counterpoint to the voyeuristic male viewers. Daumier’s ironic title implies that the artist agrees with his audience’s purported sense of modesty while teasingly drawing on their secretly lustful inclinations.

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

A Visit to the Salon. Obviously all the sculptors are a naughty bunch, plate 1 from Tout Ce Qu'on Voudra

Origin

France

Date

1847

Medium

Lithograph in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

268 × 215 mm (image); 330 × 250 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison

Reference Number

1952.41

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