The Good Bourgeois, No. 46: The Obligatory New Year's Visit to Aunt Rabourdin


Honoré Daumier ( French, 1808 - 1879 )

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This print is from The Good Bourgeois, a series composed of ninety-five lithographs published in Le Charivari between April 21, 1846, and January 30, 1865. It was one of Daumier’s most important and well-loved non-political series, as he characteristically captured the Parisian bourgeoisie going about the routines of daily life. Here, he depicts an unenthusiastic but dutiful middle-class family visiting an aunt on New Year’s Day.

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Martha MacLeod, DMA label copy, 2016.

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