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A unique album was presented to us after having been in the same collection for more than 100 years. It contains 39 pencil drawings by Honoré Daumier and a handwritten list describing these drawings as “Les représentans représentés” followed by 39 names. These names correspond to the portraits of politicians from the lithographic series by the same name, published in “Le Charivari” 1848-1849. When comparing the 39 drawings with their lithographic counterparts it becomes obvious that they have been executed before the lithographic version and served as preparatory studies.
The Daumier Register will list each of the 39 drawings in the work catalogue under the numbers DR11861 to DR11899.
The entire content of the album can also be seen HERE. For further details please contact the Daumier Register.