Paul Gavarni, La paix a tout prix

Gavarni, Paul (= Hippolyte G. S. Chevalier, Paris 1804 – Auteuil 1866). La paix a tout prix. Madame selfconfidently selecting a pipe from the rich assortment of the dealer. Pipes à 1 sou, à choisir. Lithograph. 23.8 x 17.5 cm.

Politique des Femmes XV. – From Charivari with the text on the back. – Beside Daumier – with whom he has hardly anything in common though – Gavarni is one of the main masters of French illustration in the 19th century:

“ … between 1837 and 1847 the famous series were published, which show G. at the height of his ability: … Politiques des Femmes … The public was delighted by these witty daily reports, this ‘comédie de meurs contemporaine’ which received a special spice by the risqué, epigrammatically pointed caption, of which G. said that his figures themselves dictated them into his pen ”

(Hans Vollmer in Thieme-Becker XIII [1920], pp. 296 ff.).

Offer no. 6,257 / EUR  101. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping

“ Thanks a lot for your answer to my request, in such a short time and in such a detail! I’m pleasantly surprised with the fact that you presented me 3 different options! The 2 options … although very tempting (pricewise, extra prints etc) do not interest me, because of the condition of the prints. As a collector I wouldn’t like anything else but the best – the first option. To be absolutely honest with you, I expected the price to be high, but not so much … (It’s a) ‘Museum quality’ piece … Congratulations for the excellent pieces you offer !!! ”

(Mr. L. M., January 12, 2016)