Description: Daumier, Honore (France 1808-1879) Lithograph on wove paper, 'Robert Macaire Avocal'. Robert Macaire is advising his client, who is in jail. The caption reads: "My dear Bertrand, give me a hundred crowns and I'll get you acquitted right away. --No, I've no money. --All right, give me a hundred francs. --I haven't a penny. --You don't even have ten francs? --Not a farthing. --Then give me your boots, and I'll plead extenuating circumstances." In Black Wood Frame. No print en verso.
Acquired from the estate of George Longstreet, a renown collector of fine original illustrations and prints, and whose collection has appeared in dozens of museums and exhibits over the last four decades. In 1976, Armand Hammer acquired 5000 Daumier objects that George Longstreet began to amass in Paris more than 50 years ago. The Daumier collection is now part of the permanent collection in the Armand Hammer Wing of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Honore Daumier - a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose many works offer commentary on social and political life in France in the 19th century. Daumier produced over 500 paintings, 4000 lithographs, 1000 wood engravings, 1000 drawings and 100 sculptures. A prolific draftsman, he was perhaps best known for his caricatures of political figures and satires on the behavior of his countrymen... -Wikipedia
Approx. Measurements: Image 10"x7.75"; sheet 11.75x8.25"; framed 19"x15"
Condition: Print - apparent issues (not removed from frame) slight foxing. Frame has some display wear.