Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1851

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Collection/Provenance

Gift from the estate of Lilly Jacobson.

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

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

Series: Actualités

Published in Le Charivari

Original text: Décidément elle est bien malade!

On May 31, 1850, the French National Assembly passed a law to end universal male suffrage, which had been put in place by the Second Republic Constitution in 1848.

Public reaction to the new law, which eliminated nearly a third of France’s eligible voters, led to violent protests that threatened to overturn it. Daumier portrays the law’s chief supporter, Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877), as a physician checking the pulse of a young girl who personifies the May 31 law.

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

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