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--No matter what one says, old things are always beautiful. --Yes, my dear, but only in marble., from 'As you like it,' published in Le Charivari, January 21, 1850

Series/Portfolio:
'As you like it' (Tout ce qu'on voudra)
Artist:
Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois)
Printer:
Aubert et Cie
Publisher:
Aubert et Cie
Date:
January 21, 1850
Medium:
Lithograph on newsprint; second state of two (Delteil)
Dimensions:
Image: 10 1/16 × 8 3/4 in. (25.5 × 22.2 cm)
Sheet: 14 1/4 × 9 5/8 in. (36.2 × 24.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
A. Hyatt Mayor Purchase Fund, Marjorie Phelps Starr Bequest, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.1114.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 964
–On a beau dire, l'antique est toujours beau. –Oui, en marbre, ma femme........, from 'Tout ce qu'on voudra,' published in Le Charivari, January 21, 1850

Inscription: Inscribed in stone lower left center: "h.D."; below image lower left: "Imp. Aubert & Cie."; lower right: "Chez Aubert Pl. de la Bourse."; in stone lower right: "1003"; above image top center: "TOUT CE QU'ON VOUDRA"; top right: "No. 56."; bottom center: "–On a beau dire, l'antique est toujours beau. / –Oui, en marbre, ma femme........"
Marjorie Phelps Starr; Vendor: Howard P. Vincent (American)Donor: Marjorie Phelps Starr
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 4, 2005–January 9, 2006.

Delteil Daumier 1702.ii; Hazard & Delteil 2641.ii
Nicolas-Auguste Hazard, Loys Delteil L'Oeuvre Lithographié de Honoré Daumier. Orrouy (Oise), 1904, cat. no. 2641.ii.

Loys Delteil Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré (XIX et XX Siècles) Honoré Daumier. 1-9, Paris, 1926, cat. no. 1702.ii, ill.

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