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Messieurs et Dames!

European Art

MEDIUM Lithograph on wove paper
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES October 7, 1836
    DIMENSIONS Sheet: 13 3/16 x 10 1/2 in. (33.5 x 26.7 cm) Image: 9 3/4 x 8 3/16 in. (24.8 x 20.8 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Lower center below image: "Messieurs et Dames!/ Les mines d?argent, les mines d?or, les mines de diamant ne sont que de la pot-Bouille, de la ratatouille en comparaison de/ma houille?. Mais (que vous m?allez dire) tu vends alors les actions un million? Mes actions, Messieurs, je ne les vends pas/je les donne pour 200 misérables francs j'en donne deux pour une, je donne une aiguille, un cure-oreille, un passe-lacet et je vous donne encore ma bénédiction par dessus le marché. En avant la grosse caisse!"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Carll H. de Silver Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Delteil title: "Messieurs et Dames! Les Mines d'Argent..."
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Honoré Daumier (Marseille, France, 1808–1879, Valmondois, France). Messieurs et Dames!, October 7, 1836. Lithograph on wove paper, Sheet: 13 3/16 x 10 1/2 in. (33.5 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 39.545 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.545.jpg)
    STATE 3rd state of 3
    IMAGE overall, 39.545.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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