C'est gentil un fusil qui repousse!

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T16:49:39Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T16:49:39Z
dc.date.issued 1836
dc.identifier.other LD306
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/3497
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, October 23, 1836.
dc.description.abstract The force of his gunshot is so strong, a man is propelled into a brook behind him. LA CHASSE (Hunting) is a series of 28 lithographs, which appeared in two different periods: 16 prints were published between September 1836 and April 1837 in the Charivari. 12 prints were published between September 1843 and January 1844 in the Charivari, of which plate numbers 2, 4 and 5 had already previously appeared in La Caricature (2nd series). The prints of this series were used in various different publications. Once they were published under the title "LA CHASSE", another time, in 1840 under "CHASSE ET PÊCHE". Some copies were added to the album "CHAOS" and "LA NOUVELLE LANTERNE MAGIQUE". The prints should be seen as liberal "copies" of hunting scenes, which had been published during the same period by the British caricaturist Robert Seymour (1798-1836). Although these lithographs by Daumier are considered of average quality, their success with the public led to repeated editions in 1840 and 1845. In 1830 hunting legally ceased to be the prerogative of the aristocratic classes. Parisian bourgeoisie immediately took to the new fancy and engaged in hunting around the forests and countryside of Paris. A new “fashion” was born, and members of the Parisian middle class developed a hitherto unknown snobbism and passion for this sport. Deyeux even wrote a poem called “La Chassomanie”. By 1860, some 155,000 hunting licenses had been issued, while one estimated that some 450,000 poachers were actively involved in hunting and fishing. While in the beginning of 1836 some 6,000 hunters were caught hunting without a license, this number increased substantially to 21,000 hunters fined for poaching in 1860.
dc.format.extent 31 x 23 cm
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg
dc.publisher Paris, 1836
dc.relation.ispartof La Chasse; 5
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 306.
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 Rifles (long guns)
dc.subject Brooks
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.title C'est gentil un fusil qui repousse!
dc.title.alternative Charivari
dc.title.alternative A shotgun that recoils is nice!
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
mods.date.keydate 1836
mods.note 2nd state.
mods.note Published in: Le Charivari, October 23, 1836.

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