Toujours jolie ! ...

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879 2007-06-08T21:23:31Z 2007-06-08T21:23:31Z 1839
dc.identifier.other LD519
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, March 24, 1839.
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description.abstract Elderly man compliments an elderly lady. 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 25 x 36.5 cm
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.publisher Paris, 1839
dc.relation.ispartof Croquis d'expressions; 51
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 519
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 Conversation pieces
dc.subject Elderly
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.title Toujours jolie ! ...
dc.title.alternative Charivari
dc.title.alternative Always so pretty ! ...
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. Trustman, Benjamin A. Trustman, Julia M.
mods.note.acquisition Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959. Daumier, Honoré 1839

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