Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1848

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Collection/Provenance

University Art Collections: Lilly Jacobson Collection, Art & Design Dept.

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

Series:Les Gens de Justice

Published in Le Charivari

Original text: Grand escalier du Palais de justice, Vue de faces.

The print perhaps epitomizes Daumier’s antipathy toward the legal profession as two aloof lawyers are seen descending the grand staircase of the Palace of Justice. The older lawyer (in front) represents the established order, while the younger lawyer exemplifies the new generation that follows. While the elder appears snug and callous, the younger lawyer seems even more so.

Included in the Honoré Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire exhibition, 2018.

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