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Les Nuits de Pénelope

Penelope's Nights
Plate 2 from l'Histoire ancienne in le Charivari April 24 1842

1842
Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879)


Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 0930; H.D. 1906

Dimensions

Sheet: 34.4 x 25.8 cm (13 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.1746

Medium or Technique

Lithograph, second state, album impression

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Printed by Aubert and published by Bauger and Aubert
Daumier’s Ancient History is the ultimate answer to the nineteenth century plaint: “Who will save us from the Greeks and Romans?” Here Penelope, the wandering Ulysses’ notoriously faithful wife, is subjected to Daumier’s irreverence.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen