|This is the original French text (caption) shown on the
print below the image.
|This is the name of the series, visible above the image
(in most cases). Note that one print may have appeared in more than one
|The prints within a series are often numbered. This
number can be seen on the upper right part above the illustration, next
to the name of the series. Some prints do not carry plate numbers. Some
series are numbered in an irregular way, and some plate numbers within a
series may have been used more than once.
|This is a number given by Daumier and written directly
onto the lithographic stone (it usually appears on the lower part of the
lithograph, but not all prints carry a number). It was used for his
invoicing to the Charivari. There is no regularity in these numbers and
the same number may appear several times.
|When looking at a print, a number of themes become
apparent either from the illustration itself ( e.g. hats, flowers, horse)
or from the meaning expressed in the illustration (e.g. winter,
happiness, poverty), or from the text (e.g. “…for two francs
and 25 centimes they give you a bottle of beer, turtle soup, a roast beef
with potatoes, a slice of veal, currant jelly and a colic.”)
Stands for: DAUMIER REGISTER, which is the digital work catalogue you are looking at. It is the most recent work catalogue. The numbers refer to the numbers in the Daumier Register.
- All lithographs are numbered between DR 1 and DR 4031.
- Between DR 3956 and DR 4024 you will find Daumier prints, which had not been previously recorded in the L. Delteil catalogue. These are prints which are either unknown or have not been published before.
- Between DR 4025 and DR 4031 you will find Daumier prints, which had been registered by L. Delteil as "bis-numbers".
- All woodcuts are numbered between DR 5001 and DR 6110.
Stands for Loys Delteil and refers to the numbers in his work catalogue of 1925.
- Between DR 3956 and DR 4024 you will find Daumier prints, which had not been previously recorded in the L.Delteil catalogue. These are prints which are either unknown or have not been published before.
- When searching for appendix prints: for example appendix 37, please insert: app37.
|Stands for Hazard & Delteil and refers to the
numbers in their work catalogue of 1904.
|This is the name of the newspaper or magazine in which a
print was published (e.g. Le Charivari). You will also find in this
section albums which published certain prints or certain series on paper
without print au verso.
|It is the date of publication of a print in a newspaper.
In most cases you will find the exact date (Day/Month/Year). But since
some papers like the Petit Journal Pour Rire carried no date, we
occasionally had to show the publication number of the newspaper, instead
of the date. Sometimes we were able only to estimate the publication
date. In some cases we could only find approximate dates or just the year
of publication. For the albums, we only supply the year of
|For each print you will see the institution owning this specific print,
with indication of the paper quality, state after LD and DR, and where it
was possible detailed information about the previous collectors, like
Gaston-Dreyfus, Cognacq etc. Collections marked as "Private Collection,
nr." may be contacted through us if necessary. One or more photographs
are supplied for each print and the provenance of the picture(s) will be
mentioned. All information contained in this section has been supplied by
the owners of these prints.
The Daumier Register cannot be held
accountable for any mistakes.
|This section provides multi-level information for each
print: a)Description of the series in which the print appeared
b)Technical information about new states, specific printing techniques,
rarity etc. c)Cultural and historic information about the subject or the
specific print. General historic background of the period. d)Explanation
of hidden or unclear meanings of the specific print. e)Short abstracts
about themes (e.g. about Lawyers, Bluestockings etc.) f)New information
will permanently be added and updated.
|Shows the name, and often name and address, of the
printer, who was responsible for printing this specific lithograph, as it
appears below the print.
|Shows name, and often name and address, of the
editor/publisher who was responsible for the publication of this specific
print, as it appears below the print.
|This describes the medium on which a print was printed:
newsprint, wove paper without text on the reverse side, thin paper, china
|Each print is described by one ore more states. We are
showing the states as defined by the HD and LD work catalogues, as well
as our own (DR) states. Since we have found numerous new states, not
recorded by previous work catalogues, it was necessary to define our own
|The image size (NOT sheet size) is given in mm (to
convert into inches: divide by 2.54)
|This is the original French text (caption) shown on the
print below the image translated into English.
|Lower right, lower left etc.
|Underneath most prints indications regarding printer,
editor etc. are given mentioning name, sometimes addresses.
|Many of Daumier’s prints are signed in the
lithographic stone. This section shows the type of signature (monogram,
full signature, h.D., H.D. etc.)
|Each search result will show one or more photographs. The
quality of the photographs reflects the quality of the collections ranging
between excellent and poor. Collectors will be able to see differences in
quality as they appear on the market.
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