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Honoré Victorin Daumier. 1808-1879.

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- Dites donc, président, impossible d'attraper un lièvre cette année ci..... ils ne restent plus en place..... - Ça tient à ce que le gouvernement a oublié de les rendre inamovibles......

(- I tell you Mr President.... it is quite impossible to trap a hare this year...... - It's of course the fault of the government,... as usual, they forgot to make them irremoveable in time.)

1849. Lithograph. Delteil 1946.ii/ii (with letters). RARE. 9 5/8 x 8 (sheet 13 7/8 x 9 1/2). Series: Croquis Charivariques (Charivari Sketches), plate 2. Published in Le Charivari September 25, 1849. Lower left: Chez Aubert, la Bourse.; lower right:Imp. Aubert & Cie.Unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds; slight mottling. Initialed 'h.d.' in the stone, lower left. $250.

The series consisted of only two plates. As the image as published just before Christmas, it can be seen as a humorous commentary on holiday binges.

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