LE BEAU NARCISSE. Il était jeune et beau, de leurs douces haleines, Les zéphirs caressaient ses contours pleins d'attraits, Et dans le miroir des fontaines Il aimait comme nous à contempler ses traits. Quatrain intime de Mr. Narcisse de Salvandry.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:36:49Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:36:49Z
dc.date.issued 1842
dc.identifier.other LD947
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4894
dc.description 4th state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, September 11, 1842.
dc.description.abstract Narciss is looking into the water to see his image. His thin body does not quite correspond to the classical Greek image of beauty, and he should actually be rather frightened than overjoyed when looking at himself. During the 1840's, a quarrel between painters of the classic and romantic schools had fully flared up. Delacroix asked the "loaded" question: "Who is going to liberate us from the old Greeks?" Daumier succeeded to answer it his own way by showing historic personalities such as Hercules, Pygmalion or Agamemnon in absurd situations.
dc.format.extent 36 x 24 cm
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.publisher Paris, 1842
dc.relation.ispartof Histoire ancienne; 23
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 947
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 Greek
dc.subject Mythology, Greek
dc.subject Reflection
dc.subject Mythology
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.subject.lcsh Antiquities in art
dc.subject.lcsh Narcissus (Greek mythology)
dc.title LE BEAU NARCISSE. Il était jeune et beau, de leurs douces haleines, Les zéphirs caressaient ses contours pleins d'attraits, Et dans le miroir des fontaines Il aimait comme nous à contempler ses traits. Quatrain intime de Mr. Narcisse de Salvandry.
dc.title.alternative THE HANDSOME NARCISSUS. He was young and beautiful, with his sweet breath, Zephyre caressed his charming form, And in the mirror of the springs of the river He loved to contemplate his face forever. Intimate quatrain by Mr. Narcisse de Salvandy
dc.title.alternative Charivari
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 1842


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