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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Gift from the estate of Lilly Jacobson
Art & Design Study Collection
Stored: Lilly Jacobson Collection Box 1
UND Art Collections Office, Hughes Fine Arts Center
Published in La Cariacture
Original text: Yeux noirs, front haut, teint brun, barbe, favoris.....c'est bon!... on te reconnaîtra, mon gaillard.
This print was perhaps inspired by uprisings that had recently occurred in Lyon and Paris. If so, perhaps the man in bed would represent a badly injured insurgent. Daumier also alludes to King Louis Philippe by portraying him as an insensitive doctor who literally turns his back on the suffering patient. The nurse in the room turns her back too.
Included in the Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire exhibition.