Monsieur, pardon si je vous gêne un peu… mais vous comprenez qu’écrivant en ce moment un roman nouveau, je dois consulter une foule d’auteurs anciens!... (Le Monsieur à part.) Des auteurs anciens!...parbleu elle aurait bien dû les consulter de leur vivant, car elle a dû etre leur contemporaine!...(Sorry to bother you Sir, but you know, I am working on a new book and I need to consult some ancient authors!...(The gentleman aside)… ancient authors! Sure… she should have consulted them while they were still alive, most likely they were her contemporaries!.... from Les Bas-Bleus (The Bluestockings)

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879



Lithograph on ivory wove paper

Image: 8 11/16 × 7 3/4 in. (22 × 19.7 cm)

Sheet: 13 × 10 1/4 in. (33 × 26 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund



Europe, France


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Initialled, in image, lower right: h.D. 574; printed, top margin, center: LES BAS BLEUS.; printed, upper right, above image: 13.; printed, lower left, beneath image: Chez Aubert & Cie. Pl. de la Bourse 29.; printed, lower right, beneath image: Imp.d‘Aubert & Cie.; printed, bottom margin, left to right: Monsieur, pardon si je vous gene un peu.... mais vous comprenez qu‘ecrivant en ce moment un roman / nouveau, je dois consulter une foule d‘auteurs anciens!...... / -(Le Monsieur a part.) Des auteurs anciens!... parbleu elle aurait bien du les consulter de leur vivant, car / elle a du etre leur contemporaine!....


Susan Schulman Fine Art, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2019.

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