Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Décence Chinoise, from Voyage en Chine, published in Le Charivari, January 24 and 28, 1844

Series/Portfolio:
Voyage en Chine
Artist:
Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Printer:
Aubert et Cie
Publisher:
Aubert et Cie
Date:
January, 1844
Medium:
Lithograph; second state of two (Delteil)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/16 × 9 3/4 in. (36 × 24.8 cm) Image: 9 3/8 × 7 5/8 in. (23.8 × 19.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.564.97
Not on view
Inscription: At top center: VOYAGE EN CHINE.
At upper right: 6.
In stone at lower right: 553
In stone at lower left: h.D.
At lower left: Chez Aubert, Pl. de la Bourse , 29.
At lower right: Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.
At bottom center: DÉCENCE CHINOISE. / On a dans ce pays un singulière idée de la décence!...la jeune fille la plus pudique, la femme la plus honnête / ne rougissent pas d'appeler par une monstrueuse exagération des formes, l'attention sur certain point au quel elles / donnent l'apparence d'une véritable aérostat......elles appellent cela une tournure......

Marking: On verso at bottom center: Collector's mark of Grace M. Pugh (similar to Lugt 1189)
Printed text on verso
Vendor: Rockman Prints (New York)
Delteil Daumier III.1194 ii/ii; Hazard & Delteil 2724
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