Prints and a Few Drawings from Great Collections of the Past

  1. Master MR, Christ on the Cross
  2. Dürer, St. Bartholomew
  3. Dürer, Christ Before Caiaphas
  4. Raimondi, Philosophy
  5. Raimondi, Façade with Caryatids
  6. Beham, Job Conversing
  7. Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn
  8. Beham, Peasant Couple Walking
  9. Caraglio, Martyrdom of St. Paul
  10. Aldegrever, Standard Bearer
  11. Pencz, Feeding the Hungry
  12. Pencz, Artemisia Preparing
  13. Falconetto, Tomb Surmounted
  14. Claesz, St. Peter Seated
  15. Treu, Noble Dancers
  16. Master FP, Hercules Killing
  17. Brun, February
  18. Solis, Arithmetria
  19. de Bruyn, The Circumcision
  20. Sadeler, Virgin and Child
  21. Goltzius, A Young Man
  22. Matham, The Planets
  23. Brizio, Extensive Landscape
  24. van de Velde, Fête Villageoise
  25. van de Velde, Backgammon
  26. van Uyttenbroek, Tobias
  27. van Uyttenbroek, Bacchus
  28. Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt
  29. Hollar, Woman with Headdress
  30. Saftleven, Dutch Peasant
  31. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  32. Stoop, A Grazing Horse
  33. Fyt, Set of Animals
  34. Bega, The Three Drinkers
  35. Anonymous, Landscape
  36. Nanteuil, Charles Benoise
  37. Nanteuil, Cardinal Mazarin
  38. Nanteuil, Pierre Seguier
  39. van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting
  40. Cossin, Ornament Design
  41. Sirani, St. Eustace
  42. Somer, Hagar and Ishmael
  43. Daullé, La Muse Clio
  44. Tiepolo, The Holy Family
  45. MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck
  46. Laurie, Elizabeth, Dutchess
  47. Denon, Village Scene
  48. Charlet, Les Français
  49. Pieraccini, Holy Family
  50. Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’
  51. Daubigny, Les Ruines du Chateau
  52. Daubigny, Lever de Lune
  53. Meryon, Le Petit Pont
  54. Rops, La Poupée du Satyre
  55. Whistler, Old Hungerford Bridge
  56. Legros, Un Coin de Rivière
  57. Buhot, Frontispice
  58. Forain, La Rencontre
  59. Pennell, Hampton Court Palace
  60. Delâtre, Silhouette de Femme

50. Honoré Daumier

Y n’y a rien comm’ ca pour le rhume de cerveau…

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Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’

Y n’y a rien comm’ ca pour le rhume de cerveau…

Other Images:

Lithograph, 1838, from Croquis d’Expressions, 240 x 285 mm., Delteil and Daumier Register 508 ii/ii. Fine printer's proof impression, dated in pen and brown ink 7 Oct. 1838, more than two months before its first publication in Charivari. Printed on thick wove paper with full if uneven margins, the paper lightly browned, a crease across the lower right corner (outside the image), small repaired edge tear and nicks. The image shows an elderly couple in night dress. She holds a burning candle, he has a plaster on his nose and puts his finger at the base of the candle flame to inhale the smoke. The legend translates as "There's nothing like it for a cold in the head; it's worth its weight in gold."

G. Cognacq (Lugt 538d). Gabriel Cognacq (1880-1951) was the director of the Samaritaine department store near the Pont Neuf in Paris, a job he took over from his uncle, Ernest Cognacq, who founded it, in 1876, as a little shop. Also inherited from his uncle was a portion of Ernest’s huge collection of paintings, the remainder of which went to form the Musée Cognacq-Jay, together with a thirst for art collecting and for philanthropy. Gabriel’s collection, sold in a series of ten auctions after his death (there were five additional auctions of his books, objets d’art, asian art, etc.), focused on prints and drawings, from great, early German engravings and Rembrandt etchings to a pastel by Degas and a red chalk drawing by Renoir and including, along the way, many great prints and drawings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The final sale offered an important collection of Daumiers, in which the present print was presumably included.