The Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection at Brandeis University is one of the major collections in this country of the works of Honoré Daumier. The Trustman Collection comprises nearly the entire oeuvre of Daumier in the lithographic medium, making the Trustman Collection a unique resource for the study of Daumier's art and nineteenth-century French history. There are approximately four thousand original lithographs, some proofs, and several illustrated books and woodcuts. While the vast majority of these prints are from the large editions done on newsprint, there are also many fine examples printed on wove white paper (sur blanc).
On a rotating basis, the library displays thirty prints from this collection every semester on the first floor of the Goldfarb Library.
The forthcoming digitized collection of Honoré Daumier lithographs has been made possible by a 2001 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant. The grant covers a two-year period from October 2001 to September 2003. To read the grant proposal, click here: IMLS grant proposal.
Over the two-year project, this web site will grow as we add to both the searchable database of Daumier lithographs, and to a body of work about Daumier and his world, which will include essays, bibliographies, links to web resources, and a timeline. By the end of the two years we hope to have a web site that will be one of the leading resources for the study of Daumier and his art.
Last updated: 03/04/03
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