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You Surely Agree, Madame de Coffignon....(On a beau dire, Mme de Coffignon....)

Honoré Daumier

European Art

MEDIUM Lithograph on newsprint
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES July 8, 1856
    DIMENSIONS Image: 9 5/8 x 14 5/16 in. (24.5 x 36.3 cm) Image: 7 9/16 x 10 1/16 in. (19.2 x 25.6 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed in the stone lower left: "h.D."
    INSCRIPTIONS Top center above image: "CROQUIS D'ÉTÉ."; top right: "2."; lower right in block: "941"; lower left below image: "maison Martinet, 146, r. Rivoli et 41, r. Vivienne."; lower right below images: "Lith. Destouches, 28, r. Paradis Pre-Paris."; lower center below image: "- On a beau dire, Mme de Coffignon, même en costume de bain.... on reconnait toujours/une femme comme il faut..... ce ne sont pas des lorettes qui auraient notre tournure!...."
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.225.7
    STATE 2nd state
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Shelley and David Garfinkel
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879). You Surely Agree, Madame de Coffignon....(On a beau dire, Mme de Coffignon....), July 8, 1856. Lithograph on newsprint, Image: 9 5/8 x 14 5/16 in. (24.5 x 36.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Shelley and David Garfinkel, 1996.225.7 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.225.7.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1996.225.7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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