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, 2nd Floor

Location

UND School of Law

Additional Information

Series:Les Gens de Justice

Published in Le Charivari

Original text: Il parait décidément que mon gaillard est un grand scélérat ...... tant mieux...... si je parviens à le faire acquitter, quel honneur pour moi!......

Daumier here reveals his negative view of the legal profession by showing lawyers to be uninterested in justice and only concerned with self-interest. The attorney is well aware of his client’s guilt, and with this in mind, thinks getting him acquitted will all-the-more enhance his standing as a trial lawyer.

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

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