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An auction in a middle-class house (Une vente aux enchères)

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An auction in a middle-class house (Une vente aux enchères)

1851
10 1/16 x 11 7/16 in. (25.5 x 29 cm)

Honoré Daumier
French (1808 - 1879)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Lithograph on newsprint, mounted to heavy paper
Credit Line: Gift of Charles M. Carlton
Accession Number: 1981.26.28
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Page removed from an issue of Le Charivari, issued March 10, 1851, trimmed before mounting. The hat depicted in the cartoon resembles Napoleon III's, suggesting that due to financial difficulties, he was being forced to sell some of his finery at auction.

Provenance
Charles M. Carlton, Fairport, NY; his gift to the Gallery in 1981


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