GERMAN UNITY 149 YEARS AGO
Daumier, Honoré (Marseille 1808 – Valmondois 1879). L’Unité Allemande. The roller of Mars levels out the dead, as there are Württembergers, Badensers, Bavarians, Hanoverans, Saxons, Hesses. Lithograph. (1870-71.) Monogrammed, otherwise as above. 8¾ × 7⅛ in (22.2 × 18.1 cm).
Delteil 3831, III (of 3) with ills. of this state. – Careful impression on better paper without the text on the back and the Actualité series title.
Created 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. 13,385 | EUR 404. | export price EUR 384. (c. US$ 464.) + shipping
“To the War of 1870-71”
Daumier’s Great Work of Reconciliation
“ … I was digging and I found you. I needed to tell you that your collection for whatever reason has brought tears to my eyes. Thank you … I’m not a collector, or I haven’t known myself to be … I was going to sell this (sheet), but I just may have discovered that I’m to keep this for whatever reason. Have you made a collector out of me … For all your devotion, hardwork … I thank you ”
(Mrs. D. H., June 17, 2002)