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Already during his lifetime, Daumier complained about forgeries being offered on the market.As one might imagine, the number of imitations has increased over time and we are being contacted regularly from all over the world to issue authentications of drawings or paintings. We are trying to help our clients to save on the eventual expenses while complying with international Art standards. 23 Back to Index Most Daumier collectors are familiar with „LES BLANCHISSEURS“ (DR39), today one of the most cherished lithographs by Daumier.The editor, Philipon, decided to create a less politically oriented newspaper, “LE CHARIVARI”, whose first edition appeared on December 1, 1832.In order to promote this forthcoming publication, Philipon published some 45 specimens (flyers) for collectors and the general public, each one with a caricature by different artists and accompanied by some advertisements to solicit interest and subscriptions.Back to Index Good news for the Daumier community: Daumier’s original lacquered clay of King Louis XIV has reappeared on the Art market after 47 years of hiding in the apartment of a French Art dealer in New York known to the Daumier Register. “LES BLANCHISSEURS” (DR39) was deposited with the censor as black and white print (without text au verso) on August 22, 1832.After he passed away, the sculpture, showing slight chips and minor damages, was not offered via any of the major auction houses as one might have expected, but by a small upstate New York auctioneer. The publication of the black and white and of the colored print was banned, the suspense of Daumier´s prison sentence for “GARGANTUA” was rescinded, Daumier was arrested by the police on August 27, 1832 and was imprisoned until January 27, 1833.As a consequence all specimens that had not yet left the printer’s premises were destroyed.Up to now, we are aware only of one single Daumier DR39 specimen print.
He discovered that the Frankfurt Charivari volume I also contains so called specimens nr.1 and nr.10 Both specimens indicate as date merely “Lundi…1832” but no date or month.
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