Dec 16, 2008

At the Café

At the Café

c. 1905

Charles Huard

(French, 1874–1965)

Black crayon and black ink

Support: Wove paper

Sheet: 41.2 x 31.8 cm (16 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.); Image: 39.7 x 30.9 cm (15 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Gift of John Bonebrake 2008.169

Catalogue raisonné: Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, no. 15



Caricature was popular by 1830 and copious lithographs, often published in newspapers or journals, lampooned politics and society. Huard, a printmaker and illustrator, made drawings that were reproduced in humor magazines. At the Café was probably meant for a satircal publication because the scene of two bourgeois businessmen bears this inscription: In France there are no poor people. There certainly are people with limited means but there are no poor people.

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DR - French
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