Daumier, Honoré (Marseille 1808 – Valmondois 1879). L’Empire c’est la Paix. Ruins and dead. Lithograph. (1870-71.) Monogrammed, otherwise as above. 24.1 x 18.5 cm.
Delteil 3814, III (of 3) with illustration of an earlier state. – See the illustration in Alexandre, Daumier – l’homme et l’œuvre (1888), too. – Careful impression on better paper without the text on the back and the “Actualité” series title.
Worked in the great style of the final years, omitting all material and “accusing the wrong of the war in symbolic figures only” (Glaser).
Offer no. 6,446 / EUR 322. / export price EUR 306. (c. US$ 431.) + shipping
“To the War of 1870-71”
Daumier’s great work of reconciliation
“ It came! My plate [already documented as lost] was delivered and it is in excellent condition. I cannot explain all of the delays or what happened. It is in the original packaging that you described and it was delivered by DHL, not the postal service (as far as I can tell – it was left on the porch [!!]). So thank you and so glad that this long story has such a nice ending. It was nice dealing with you, thank you for the plate! ”
(Mrs. J. C., May 8, 2010)