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Paul Gavarni


Paul Gavarni

(b Paris, 13 Jan 1804; d Paris, 24 Nov 1866).

French lithographer and painter. He was one of the most highly esteemed artists of the 19th century. Like Daumier, with whom he is often compared, he produced around 4000 lithographs for satirical journals and fashion magazines, but while Daumier concentrated on giving a panoramic view of public life, it was said of Gavarni that his work constituted the ‘memoirs of the private life of the 19th century’. He specialized in genre scenes, in which the protagonists are usually young women, treating them as little dramatic episodes drawn from the light-hearted life of bohemia, dear to the Romantics.



Peasant Girl Smoking


Young Woman Standing on Steps


 "Goddamn! Madame, do you have a husband?"



"Today, we will have a good time!"



"Take your place for the Quadrille!--Watch your Posture!"




Man in Night Dress




Lady on Sofa



Old Lady in Red Shawl






Two Dancers Backstage



 Man in Seventeenth-century Costume


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