Sale: 394 / Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 23. 2012 in Munich Lot 93

 
Honoré Daumier - Benjamin Delessert


 
93
Honoré Daumier
Benjamin Delessert, 1833.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 200 / $ 238
Sold:
€ 200 / $ 238

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Benjamin Delessert. 1833.
Lithograph.
Delteil 59 I (of I). Signed in stone. Typographically titled, inscribed and numbered outside of image. Excellent impression on wove paper sur blanc, with full margin. 27,7 x 18,9 cm (10,9 x 7,4 in). Sheet: 34,5 x 24,6 cm (13,6 x 9,7 in).
Published in magazine "La Caricature", no. 138, 27 June 1833, plate 287.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Baden-Württemberg (with collector stamp on verso, not in Lugt).

This sheet also counts among the ‘Célébrités de la Caricature‘ , published in 1832 and 1833. It is one of the later works that were already published in ‘Charivari‘. After the first portraits of politicians ‘ heads with fantasy crests, Daumier had changed to full figure illustrations. Jules Paul Benjamin Delessert (1773-1847) was a French banker, director of the Banque de France and businessman. As a liberal representative he supported the workers in their struggle against poverty and was involved in the abolishment of the death penalty. The philanthropist bequeathed a large part of his fortune to some 3000 workers. The name Delessert was perfect for hoaxes such as “Du Dessert“, even more since Delessert had build his own sugar beet refinery in 1801. [CB].

93
Honoré Daumier
Benjamin Delessert, 1833.
Lithograph
Estimate:
€ 200 / $ 238
Sold:
€ 200 / $ 238

(incl. 25% surcharge)