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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
University Art Collections: Lilly Jacobson Collection, Art & Design Dept.
Displayed, 2nd Floor
UND School of Law
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.