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Honoré Victorin Daumier. 1808-1879.

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Les Trains de Plaisir

"- Quand après dix assauts infructueux on arrive enfin à conqérir une place dans un wagon on éprouve un premier et bien vif plaisir."

(Pleasure Trains.) Having found a seat after ten desperate attempts to board the train, a first tender feeling of holiday relaxation emerges.)

1864. Lithograph. Delteil 3295.ii/ii (with letters). 9 5/8 x 8 3/4 (sheet 11 13/16 x 12 1/16). Series: Croquis, - par Daumier, (Sketches by Daumier), plate one. The series consisted of 4 prints which appeared in the CHARIVARI between August 6, 1864 and June 6, 1866. This image was published in Le Charivari August 6, 1864. Text: lower left: Mon-Martinet,172 r.Rivoli et 41,r.Vivienne; lower right: Lith. Destouches,28,r.Paradis Pre. Slight foxing; Unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds; sheet trimmed. A delightful early railroad image. Initialed in the stone, lower left. $750

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