Pair of 19th-Century French Fashion Cartoons

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Pair of 19th-Century French Fashion Cartoons

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Pair of Framed 1855 French Fashion Cartoons by Honoré Daumier (1808-1879). Both printed on newsprint (newspaper printing visible on reverse), printed in 1855 in Le Charivari. 1855 was the year the crinolines first appeared on the streets of Paris and continued to be popular for the next ten years.

Honoré Daumier, a painter, sculptor and caricaturist, was renowned for his cartoons and drawings that satirized 19th-century French politics and society. His works can be found in museums and private collections around the world. 

Captions:

"Ladies from the half-world, but not wearing half-skirts"

"On the Champs-Elysées:From three o'clock to six o'clock grand exposition of the new balloon skirts."

Height: 16 3/4 in.
Width: 17 3/4 in. 

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