(‘Robert Macaire philantropist’). This plate depicts Daumier’s fictional character Macaire with his arm around his sidekick Bertrand after painting the wall advertisment for the Société du Clystère.
Lithograph on wove paper.
Sheet size: 25,7 x 34,3 cm. Image size: 23 x 30,1 cm.
Published by Aubert and printed by Junca. Plate 2 from the series “Caricaturana (Les Robert Macaire)”. State: 4th state of five. Ref: Delteil 355. Provenance: From a private collection, acquired from Kunsthandel Borzo.
Made by ‘Honoré Daumier’ after ‘Charles Philipon’. Charles Philipon (Lyon 1800-1862 Paris). Honoré Daumier (Marseilles 1808-1879 Valmondois).
Condition: Good, given age. Some soiling in the margin edges, a few stains in the image. Faint ghosting around the image (from previous matting). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.