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.
- Honoré-Victorin Daumier
- A True Art Lover, plate 66 from Les Bons Bourgeois
- Lithograph in black on white wove paper
- 257 × 200 mm (image); 359 × 276 mm (sheet)
- Sidney A. Kent Fund, gift of Martin A. Ryerson and the Print and Drawing Club