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Un Astronome Satisfait (A Satisfied Astronomer)
  • Honoré Daumier
    born: Marseille, France ; died: Valmondois, France
  • Un Astronome Satisfait (A Satisfied Astronomer), 1844
  • Les Beaux Jours de la Vie (The Best Days in Life), No. 27, published in Le Charivari
  • Where object was made: France
  • lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 374 x 255 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0868

A man talking to an astronomer - the astronomer is telling the man (on the stone below a somewhat circular image) " Yes, my dear friend. I have just discovered a comet, and after my calculation I have reason to hope that in 45 days, it will meet our planet again" - title above this.