February 1, 2005
Thanks to the close communication between the Daumier-Register and the readers of the Daumier website, we would like to inform you about a private collection of Daumier lithographs for which we have been asked to find a new owner. This is the first time for many years that such a rare occasion has come up.
The collection consists of almost all of the 4000 prints on newsprint, wove paper etc. Most of the important and rare prints are included. The collection has been professionally stored over a lifetime and the prints are generally in superb condition and are all matted.
It also includes various albums containing coloured lithographs, the complete bound volumes of “La Caricature”, as well as a complete set of the sculptures, figurines, heads, Ratapoil, etc.
Please note that the lithographs will only be offered “in one piece”. The same goes for the sculptures: they also will be offered only as an ensemble. The price for such a unique collection will of course be substantial and will have to be discussed in detail.
Please contact us only, if you are seriously interested and willing to invest an important sum in this unusual private collection. We kindly ask you to refrain from making offers for fractions of the collection.