M'y voilà...m'y voilà... ô Zaida tes yeux divins etc.etc. - I have found!... I have found! o Zaida, thy delightful eyes etc.etc.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:08:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:08:16Z
dc.date.issued 1837
dc.identifier LD344
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/3876
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, June 28, 1837
dc.description 1st state.
dc.description.abstract A man at his writing desk writing a love letter is holding his chin and looking thoughtful. Daumier had some experience with bachelorhood himself, since he married the seamstress Alexandrine Dassy only at the age of 38. In contrast to his fictitious personality, Monsieur Coquelet, he had however decided for marriage, while Coquelet lived a life of stinginess and loneliness, diligently avoiding any permanent relationship. Daumier not only chastises the loneliness of his bachelor's existence but even more so his avarice and makes him appear ridiculous in his exaggerate affection for his pets, usually an over-fed dog, cat, canary or occasionally a plant on the window sill. With a somewhat melancholy smile, the reader recognizes these insufficient substitutes for real love and partnership and the waste led by a life diligently governed by a daily routine which starts at 7 in the morning and ends at 9 at night, leaving no room for personal deployment and deplores the waste of precious time.
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 37 x 25 cm
dc.publisher Paris, 1837
dc.relation.ispartof Galerie physionomique; 19
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 344.
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 Writing (processes)
dc.title M'y voilà...m'y voilà... ô Zaida tes yeux divins etc.etc. - I have found!... I have found! o Zaida, thy delightful eyes etc.etc.
dc.title.alternative Here I am...here I am... O your divine eyes Zaida etc.etc.- I have found!... I have found! o Zaida, thy delightful eyes etc. etc.
dc.title.alternative Charivari
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.


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