The usefulness of the crinoline when cheating the customs, plate 414 from Actualités

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:

1857

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

About this artwork

Daumier’s Actualités (News of the Day) lithograph series for the satirical daily Charivari treated many themes, with topics ranging from fashion to politics. Here the trendy crinoline cage supporting newly widened skirts proves a convenient method to shield foodstuffs from taxation; the whalebone frame covers most of a butcher’s larder as well as an oversized wine bottle.

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

The usefulness of the crinoline when cheating the customs, plate 414 from Actualités

Origin

France

Date

1857

Medium

Lithograph in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

208 × 267 mm (image); 272 × 358 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of the Print and Drawing Club

Reference Number

1955.1176

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