Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1834

Medium

Sur blanc

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Collection/Provenance

Gift from the estate of Lilly Jacobson

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: Lilly Jacobson Collection Box 1

Location

UND Art Collections Office, Hughes Fine Arts Center

Additional Information

Series: La Caricature

Published in La Cariacture

Original text: Très bien! très bien! vous vous êtes parfaitement conduits! l'on va vous diriger sur Beaulieu, sur Poissy, sur Bicêtre, je suis content de vous.

Notes:

This print, which is based on real events, illustrates Daumier’s views on the justice system and its unfairness toward political prisoners. King Louis Phillippe, who is rendered pear-shaped by the artist, praises three chained prisoners for their help in putting out a fire at the Saint-Michel prison in Toulouse, France. Although they expected to be released as a reward for their good services, they were instead merely transferred to another prison.

Inlcuded in the Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire exhibition.

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