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Lot of Four (4) Honoré Daumier Les Gens de Justice ( The People of Justice ) Series Etched Colored Engraving on Vintage Resin Plate

A French master caricaturist, the current lot exemplifies Honore Daumier's unparalleled penchant for scathing satire and legal humor.  These colored etchings / engravings satirize the lives of corrupt lawyers and crooked judges, and Honore Victorin Daumier (1808-1879) combines simplistic compositions with exaggerated, dramatic figural expressions to lend a poignant depth to each.
  • Engraving on resin plates
  • Colors*:  mixture of red, blue, green, brown, yellow, black *
  • Initialed signature after Daumier at lower left
  • Mounted in black wooden frames with papered backing and wired for hanging
  • Resin shows light signs of wear, with light surface scuffs
  • Frame and images shows signs of wear, including stains, small chips and scuffs throughout frame and paper-backing.


  1. Allons donc, chers confrères .... vous avez tort de vous disputer hors de l'audience..... ce lieu ci doit être la salle des pas perdus pour les plaideurs..... mais jamais les avocats ne doivent y perdre des paroles......  (Come now dear colleagues.... you shouldn't quarrel without an audience while being in the waiting room of the litigants... we should never lose a single word here.... [note: a single word that we are not getting paid for...]), Plate # 1343 / 1854
  2. Un Plaideur peu satisfait.  (A rather unsatisfied litigant.), Plate # 1362 / 1873
  3. Grand escalier du Palais de justice, Vue de faces.  (Main Staircase of the Palace of Justice. Front view. / aka View of Faces.), Plate # 1372 / 1883 
  4. Il parait décidément que mon gaillard est un grand scélérat ...... tant mieux...... si je parviens à le faire acquitter, quel honneur pour moi!......  (It really seems that my client is a crook. What an honor for me if I succeed to get him acquitted.), Plate # 1373 / 1884


Frames and resin etchings show signs of wear, including stains, small chips and scuffs throughout frame and paper-backing.  Items have overall shelf-wear; however, they are ready to hang.
Approximate Overall Dimensions of Each:  9" (W) x 11" (H) x 1" (D)

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These fine art etchings are stored in a SMOKE/ODOR/PET-FREE, Dark, Climate-Controlled Environment.


 Artwork is sold and shipped "as-is".  All sales are final.

Color Etched Honore Daumier Les Gens De Justice Lawyer Humor Caricature Cartoon

$150.00 Regular Price
$127.00Sale Price
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