L'ane et les deux voleurs.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:03:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:03:33Z
dc.date.issued 1862
dc.identifier LD3253
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/3678
dc.description 3rd state.
dc.description Published in: 1862.
dc.description.abstract While one thief runs away with a stolen donkey, the second thief fights with the donkey's owner. Daumier showed a keen interest in the literary works of La Fontaine, Molière, and Cervantes. The print shown here refers to the fable "The Donkey And The Two Thieves" by La Fontaine. The plan to illustrate all of La Fontaine's fables (like Doré) unfortunately was never realized. The print shown here is of special importance because there exists a similar oil painting shown in the Louvre in Paris (K.E.M. 1, nr 116). The lithographic stone of this print is today at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The print in the 4th state has been printed from a beige clay plate in an edition of 75 prints only. It is the only lithograph done after one of Dumier's paintings. Note that in 1858 Daumier did a painting, now in the Louvre, which can be seen under DR 7116. LA FONTAINE, Jean de (1621-1695) Poet and inventor of fables. There existed a plan in 1855 for a new edition of La Fontaine’s fables with illustrations by various artists, including Daumier. Unfortunately the idea was never realized. For each of the lithographic stones which Daumier delivered to Carjat for publication in the BOULEVARD, he received the amount of 50 Francs. All these scenes were considered outstanding pieces of art and were immediately reprinted with a wide margin on heavy white paper in the album SOUVENIRS D’ARTISTES. The Album included also DR 3253 (not part of the BOULEVARD edition). Some rare impressions on “Chine appliqué” were set aside for selected collectors.
dc.format.extent 45 x 32 cm
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.publisher Paris, 1862
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 3253
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries.
dc.subject Thieves
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- 1848-1870
dc.title L'ane et les deux voleurs.
dc.title.alternative The donkey and the two thieves.
dc.type still image
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.
mods.name.donor Trustman, Benjamin A.
mods.name.donor Trustman, Julia M.
mods.note.acquisition Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
mods.name.lithographer Daumier, Honoré

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