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Wednesday 7 June 2023

Honoré Daumier’s lithograph, “Vue prise dans la nouvelle rue de Rivoli”, 1852

Honoré Daumier ([pseudonym] Rogelin) (1808–1979)

“Vue prise dans la nouvelle rue de Rivoli.”, 1852, original lithograph published in Paris by Maison Martinet (aka Martinet-Hautecoeur) (fl.1824–) and printed by Charles Trinocq (fl.1851–1854) as Plate 58 (see detail of plate number  from the series “Actualités” (News) (Hazard&Delteil [1904] cat. nos. 2757–3821), in “Le Charivari” (24 December, 1852).

Lithograph on wove/newsprint paper with printed text verso, trimmed around the image borderline on the top and sides, but retaining the title and publication details. There are ink and pencil notations from a previous collector above the title and the lower-right corner is replenished. The sheet has been laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper providing wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 22.7 x 26.5 cm.

Inscribed in the stone along the lower edge: (left) “h.D.”; (centre) “468”.

Lettered below the image borderline: (left) “Maison Martinet, r Vivinne, 41, et r. du Coq. 11”; (centre) “Vue prise dans la nouvelle rue de Rivoli.”; (right) “Imp. Ch Trinocq, Cour des Miracles, 9. Paris”.

State ii (of ii) with publication details.

Delteil 2278 (Loys Delteil 1925, “Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré [XIXe et XXe siècles], cat. no. 2278); Hazard & Delteil 3590 (Nicolas-Auguste Hazard & Loys Delteil 1904, “Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre lithographié de Honoré Daumier”, cat. no. 3590).

See also the description of this print offered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (note that the description has the names of the printer and publisher the wrong way around):

I am selling this superb lithograph satirising Baron Haussmann’s vision of urban renewal to a new street developed through the heart of Paris, the Rue de Rivoli—now one of the most famous streets for shopping—for AU$175 in total (currently US$116.97/EUR105.83/GBP93.16 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this marvellously captured scene of hectic urban life in Paris in the mid-1800s, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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