Une Représentation a Bénéfice (A Benefit Performance), plate 37 from the series Les Beaux Jours de la Vie (The Best Days in Life)

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879



Lithograph on wove paper

Sur blanc impression

Sheet: 13 1/8 × 9 7/8 in. (33.3 × 25.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Philip Hofer



Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris


Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris


Europe, France


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Lettered, upper center: LES BEAUX JOURS DE LA VIE.; lettered, upper right: 37.; initialled, on stone, lower left: h.D.; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Aubert, Pl. de la Bourse, 29.; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: UNE REPRÉSENTATION A BÉNÉFICE. / Je viens de compter la recette, mon pavure vieux...elle s'élève à sept cents francs... mes frais sont de sept / cents soixante... et cela s'appelle une représentation à bénéfice... amère dérision!..... [Translated text: A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE . I am going to count the receipts my poor old man...they add up to seven hundred francs...my expenses are seven hundred and sixty...and that is what's called a benefit performance...what a bitter joke!...]


Collected by Philip Hofer (1898-1984), Cambridge, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 1948.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 761; Delteil (1926), Vol. 4: 1124.; Daumier Register: 1124

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