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Theater Plays in Beijing. The love for the theater in Beijing is reaching almost absurd dimensions, and strangely enough in all the plays it is about whether Mr. Alfred will marry Miss Josephine. There is no better proof for the stupidity of the Chinese people caused by opium, because they don't even realise that they see the same play every night and they stand in line in front of different theaters every day, worried that Miss Josephine marries Mr. Oscar without them attending the touching wedding ceremony, plate 27 from Voyage En Chine

A work made of lithograph in black on white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on white wove paper.

Date:

1845

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

Theater Plays in Beijing. The love for the theater in Beijing is reaching almost absurd dimensions, and strangely enough in all the plays it is about whether Mr. Alfred will marry Miss Josephine. There is no better proof for the stupidity of the Chinese people caused by opium, because they don't even realise that they see the same play every night and they stand in line in front of different theaters every day, worried that Miss Josephine marries Mr. Oscar without them attending the touching wedding ceremony, plate 27 from Voyage En Chine

Origin

France

Date

1845

Medium

Lithograph in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

181 × 227 mm (image); 267 × 330 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1958.779

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