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Title

Here you see the great celebrities of literary, musical and artistic France, they are 36 feet tall – measured below sea level...

1839

Artist

Honoré Daumier

France

26 Feb 1808 – 10 Feb 1879

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Here you see the great and famous
    And here you see French celebrities in litterature, music, arts... (British Museum)
    Alternative title
    Vous voyez ici les grandes célébrités de la France littéraire, musicale et artistique, ils ont tous 36 pieds an dessous du niveau de la mer…
    Date
    1839
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Edition
    ii of 5
    Dimensions
    26.3 x 22.5 cm image; 36.2 x 25.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., black ink [inscribed on stone] "h.D.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1990
    Location
    South Building, ground level, Grand Courts
    Accession number
    368.1990
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Honoré Daumier

    Works in the collection

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    Plate 26 from the 'Les Saltimbanques' ('Performers at fairs') series, published in 'La Caricature provisoire', no 26, 30 April 1839, then in 'Le Charivari', 5 April 1843.

    Here you see the great celebrities of literary, musical and artistic France, they are 36 feet tall – measured below sea level...

    Vous voyez ici les grandes célébrités de la France littéraire, musicale et artistique, ils ont tous 36 pieds an dessous du niveau de la mer…

    The writer Victor Hugo, the composer Hector Berlioz and the artists David d'Angers and Jules Delaroche are among the celebrities assembled here.

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