A True Art Lover, plate 66 from Les Bons Bourgeois

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

Daumier often employed the print medium for satire and comedy. The magnifying glass which the art lover holds is a sign of his myopia; his misplaced attention to tiny details makes him incapable of seeing the whole. The serious, contemplative figure in the adjoining painting by Daumier stands in contrast to this pompous, self-styled art critic.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 225

Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

A True Art Lover, plate 66 from Les Bons Bourgeois

Origin

France

Date

1847

Medium

Lithograph in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

257 × 200 mm (image); 359 × 276 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Sidney A. Kent Fund, gift of Martin A. Ryerson and the Print and Drawing Club

Reference Number

1923.73

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