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RR Auction Honore Daumier French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor

RR Auction Honore Daumier

French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor (1808–1879). Rare ALS in French, signed “H. Daumier,” one page, 4 x 5.25, December 1862. Letter to to Madame Lobot. In full (translated): “My wife was mistaken on the price of the small pièce of furniture. The last price is 15 francs instead of 12. The one on rosewood is 18 francs. Don’t forget to come on Sunday. We hold your hands.” A few light creases, a uniform shade of toning, and two crossed out lines at bottom of page, certainly done by Daumier at the time of writing, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope postmarked December 16, 1862. A moving message that evokes his poverty at this point in his artistic career, when he was obliged to sell his own furniture. RRAuction COA.

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