Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

UN LUTTEUR MALHEUREUX

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Date of Work

1851

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: Actualités

Published in Le Charivari

Original text: UN LUTTEUR MALHEUREUX. Voyons, mon ami Léon, avalez-moi ça... c'est du baume d'Argenteuil... ça m'a toujours réussi toutes les fois qu'un de mes hommes a eu l'imprudence de se séparer de mon escouade et a reçu quelqu'affreux renfoncement!... une autre fois, faudra pas vous aventurer tout seul contre la majorité!

In this print, Ratapoil, a fictitious character who Daumier created, offers “balm” to soothe injuries of an emaciated fighter. The beaten man was a real French politician, Léon Léonard Joseph Faucher (1803-1854), whose effort to change France’s Constitution had recently failed to get enough votes to pass in the French Parliament.

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

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