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オノレ・ドーミエ[マルセイユ, 1808年 - ヴァルモンドワ, 1879年]

『博物学講座』:(12)ワニザメ ここでは古代人にはタンタロスとして知られ、いまどきのドイツの中学校の理科の先生なんぞに言わせりゃ文無しの美食家だっていう、ワニザメの変種で我慢してもらわなけりゃいけない。この大食らいのクジラみたいな生き物は、食料品屋のあるとこには必ずといっていいほど、うようよしているのが見かけられる。歯はとんがっていて、長いこと使わないでいるため伸び放題、というのも、目ばっかりで物をむさぼり食らうからなんだ。これと思う獲物の前で日がな一日じいっと動かずにいるという不屈の努力を重ねたあかつきには、ときに首筋をちがえるという幸運に見舞われ、その日を終えることもあるという。欲望と希望の空費で自らを養っているので、目をみはるばかりに痩せ細っている。大海原を泳いでいるその種のほかの魚とはまったく異なり、この種のワニザメはいつも乾いたところにいる

制作年1838年
材質・技法・形状リトグラフ
寸法(cm)22.8 x 20.4
署名・年記石版左下に署名: h. Daumier
Standard ref.Delteil 534 (iii/iii), Tobu II-193
分類版画
所蔵番号G.2000-0896
『博物学講座』:(12)ワニザメ ここでは古代人にはタンタロスとして知られ、いまどきのドイツの中学校の理科の先生なんぞに言わせりゃ文無しの美食家だっていう、ワニザメの変種で我慢してもらわなけりゃいけない。この大食らいのクジラみたいな生き物は、食料品屋のあるとこには必ずといっていいほど、うようよしているのが見かけられる。歯はとんがっていて、長いこと使わないでいるため伸び放題、というのも、目ばっかりで物をむさぼり食らうからなんだ。これと思う獲物の前で日がな一日じいっと動かずにいるという不屈の努力を重ねたあかつきには、ときに首筋をちがえるという幸運に見舞われ、その日を終えることもあるという。欲望と希望の空費で自らを養っているので、目をみはるばかりに痩せ細っている。大海原を泳いでいるその種のほかの魚とはまったく異なり、この種のワニザメはいつも乾いたところにいる <Parisian Freebooters>: (12) The Crocodile: This has to do with a variety of species of Crocodile, which was known to the ancients under the name of Tantalus and which a Gymnasium naturalist of our time has called the Gastronome without money. This voracious whale-like creature is most commonly found in the localities of Merchants of Eatables. His teeth are pointed and very long from lack of exercise, since he uses only his eyes to devour. When he has had the perseverance to remain for a whole day static in front of his prey he sometimes ends up by having the luck to catch... a crick in the neck. He feeds himself only on desires and vain hopes, he is also remarkably thin. Very different from other fish of his species that swim in open water, this type of Crocodile is always in the dry.

来歴

ピーター・モース;東武美術館; Purchased by the NMWA, 2001.

展覧会歴

1999
オノレ・ドーミエ版画展II:顔・かお・カオ:東武美術館所蔵による, 東武美術館, 1999年1月25日-1999年2月23日, no. 64

文献歴

2002
国立西洋美術館年報. No. 35 (Apr. 2000-Mar. 2001), 2002, 高橋明也. 新収作品. pp. 14-15, 新収作品一覧. p. 85.

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Honoré Daumier [Marseille, 1808 - Valmondois, 1879]

<Parisian Freebooters>: (12) The Crocodile: This has to do with a variety of species of Crocodile, which was known to the ancients under the name of Tantalus and which a Gymnasium naturalist of our time has called the Gastronome without money. This voracious whale-like creature is most commonly found in the localities of Merchants of Eatables. His teeth are pointed and very long from lack of exercise, since he uses only his eyes to devour. When he has had the perseverance to remain for a whole day static in front of his prey he sometimes ends up by having the luck to catch... a crick in the neck. He feeds himself only on desires and vain hopes, he is also remarkably thin. Very different from other fish of his species that swim in open water, this type of Crocodile is always in the dry.

Date1838
Materials/Techniqueslithograph
Size (cm)22.8 x 20.4
InscriptionsSigned on the stone, lower left: h. Daumier; Unnumbered on the stone
Standard ref.Delteil 534 (iii/iii), Tobu II-193
CategoryPrints
Collection NumberG.2000-0896
<Parisian Freebooters>: (12) The Crocodile: This has to do with a variety of species of Crocodile, which was known to the ancients under the name of Tantalus and which a Gymnasium naturalist of our time has called the Gastronome without money. This voracious whale-like creature is most commonly found in the localities of Merchants of Eatables. His teeth are pointed and very long from lack of exercise, since he uses only his eyes to devour. When he has had the perseverance to remain for a whole day static in front of his prey he sometimes ends up by having the luck to catch... a crick in the neck. He feeds himself only on desires and vain hopes, he is also remarkably thin. Very different from other fish of his species that swim in open water, this type of Crocodile is always in the dry.

Provenance

Peter Morse; Tobu Museum of Art (Tobu Railway Company); Purchased by the NMWA, 2001.

Exhibition History

1999
Honoré Daumier Caricatures II: From the Tobu Collections, Tobu Museum of Art, 25 January 1999 - 23 February 1999, no. 64

Bibliography

2002
Annual Bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 35 (Apr. 2000-Mar. 2001), 2002, Takahashi, Akiya. New Acquisitions. pp. 14-15, List of New Acquisitions. p. 85.

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