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: Quand le crime ne donne pas.

Daumier’s satirical message here is that lawyers will not get paid unless there are lawbreakers who need to hire them.

Because the crime rate has apparently gone down, the lawyers in the lithograph seem to experience melancholy over their loss of income from defending criminals. Two lawyers look unhappy as they play dominos, while the third appears slumped in depression.

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

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