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Eh! Bien Crois-Tu...les Peupliers.

Honoré Daumier

European Art

Artists did not just depict labor; they were themselves workers, keenly aware of the need to make a living, particularly if they could not rely on family money. Those focusing on the commonplace rural and suburban landscapes around Paris using new, less “finished” painting techniques were especially anxious to increase their sales opportunities. Honoré Daumier humorously captures some of these concerns in this print depicting a group of landscape artists taking a break from painting outdoors to drink and discuss their wares.

The caption translates: “- So, do you think it will be difficult getting a good price for this sketch? - No . . . but you’ll need to find someone who is crazy about poplars.”
MEDIUM Lithograph on newsprint
DATES January 19, 1865
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 17 x 11 11/16 in. (43.2 x 29.7 cm) Image: 9 7/16 x 7 3/4 in. (24 x 19.7 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left in the stone: "h.D."
CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Honoré Daumier (Marseille, France, 1808–1879, Valmondois, France). Eh! Bien Crois-Tu...les Peupliers., January 19, 1865. Lithograph on newsprint, Sheet: 17 x 11 11/16 in. (43.2 x 29.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 53.166.11 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 53.166.11_PS11.jpg)
STATE 2nd state of 2
IMAGE overall, 53.166.11_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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Honoré Daumier (Marseille, France, 1808–1879, Valmondois, France). <em>Eh! Bien Crois-Tu...les Peupliers.</em>, January 19, 1865. Lithograph on newsprint, Sheet: 17 x 11 11/16 in. (43.2 x 29.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 53.166.11 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 53.166.11_PS11.jpg)