The Daumier Register Digital Work Catalogue
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DR NR Stands for DAUMIER REGISTER, the digital work catalogue you are looking at. It is the most recent work catalogue of Daumier's oeuvre and is constantly being updated. The DR-number refers to the number in the DAUMIER REGISTER. Drawings are numbered between DR10001 and DR12500.
WORK CATALOGUES This section refers to the respective numbers in the work catalogues of:
Daumier Register
Georgel & Mandel
TECHNIQUE There are several techniques and media for DRAWINGS:
Drawing on paper
Drawing on lithographic stone
Drawing on woodblock
Drawing (after Daumier)
Drawing (unconfirmed)
TITLES Most of Daumier's drawings carry more than one title. In this section we are listing all the titles of each drawings including the ones in a foreign language.
SIGNATURE Daumier's drawings are either unsigned or signed with "h.Daumier" or with the monogram "h.D.".
THEMES When looking at a drawing, a number of themes become apparent either from the illustration itself (e.g. lawyers, flowers, horse, portrait) or from the meaning expressed in the illustration (e.g. poverty, city life, joy).
YEAR Very often the date of creation of a drawing by Daumier is difficult to establish. Different experts have different opinions. In this section we list all the dates of each drawing given by various work catalogues.
REFERENCE This is a bibliography for each drawing showing all the reference books (and page number) dealing with the drawing.
SIMILARITIES Many themes and scenes in Daumier's drawing can be seen in reference to his entire oeuvre. We are listing for each drawing similar or comparable drawings, lithographs, paintings or wood engravings. By clicking on the "Similarity"-links the similar work can be opened and compared to the drawing in question.
SIZE Various work catalogues, exhibition or auction catalogues state different sizes for Daumier's drawings. This is a list of all the sizes of each drawing with exact reference to the literature.
EXHIBITIONS A list of all exhibitions where a drawing has been shown, with date and number in the exhibition catalogues.
COLLECTIONS This section gives the provenance of each Daumier drawing with dates (where available) and often with sales prices or other relevant information. Collections marked as "Private Collection, nr...." may be contacted through us. All information contained in this section has been supplied by the owners, published by Museums or researched in the literature. The DAUMIER REGISTER cannot be held accountable for any mistakes.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION This section provides multi-level information for each drawing:

a) Description of the drawing
b) Opinions of experts
c) Quotes from newspaper articles and other documents regarding the drawing
d) Cultural and historic information about the subject or the specific drawing. General historic background of the period.
e) Short abstracts about themes (e.g. about Lawyers, Washerwomen etc.)

New information will permanently be added and updated.
PHOTOGRAPHS Each search result shows one or more photographs of a drawing.
COPYRIGHT The Daumier Register® is protected by Copyright. For research purposes, the use of information is permitted and must be credited to©. Downloading of photographs for non-profit or commercial reasons is subject to written approval. Please contact:

Click here to read an IN-DEPTH INTRODUCTION to the work catalogue on Daumier's DRAWINGS. This description mostly concerns the oil paintings, but stands in direct connection with the drawings.
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