Title of Work
Il parait décidément que mon gaillard est un grand scélérat ...... tant mieux...... si je parviens à le faire acquitter, quel honneur pour moi!......
Date of Work
Initialed in the lithographic stone.
University Art Collections: Lilly Jacobson Collection, Art & Design Dept.
Displayed: Second Floor, near the Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm Office suite
UND School of Law
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.