The Lighter (L'Allumeur de Chalands)
Lithograph on newsprint
December 9, 1841
Sheet: 14 x 9 5/8 in. (35.5 x 24.5 cm)
Image: 9 3/16 x 7 1/16 in. (23.3 x 18 cm) (show scale)
Lower left in the stone: "h.D."
Top right above image: "7."; lower right in block: "312"; lower left below image: "Chez Bauger & Cie Edr. R. du Croissant 16."; lower right below image: " Imp. d'Aubert & Cie."; lower center below image:
"L'ALLUMEUR DE CHALANDS.
Du mot allume! (inspecte, guette, dictionnaire du floueur.) Ce personnage sous la figure d'un simple flaneur se/consacre au commerce des chaînes de sureté, des bijoux en or controlés; des porte-crayons d'argent et d'autres embarras de la/voie public, il flaire le sergent de ville; et dès que la sureté des chaînes est compromise, il file avec le magasin."
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Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879). The Lighter (L'Allumeur de Chalands), December 9, 1841. Lithograph on newsprint, Sheet: 14 x 9 5/8 in. (35.5 x 24.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Shelley and David Garfinkel, 1996.225.13 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.225.13.jpg)
overall, 1996.225.13.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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