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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
University Art Collections: Lilly Jacobson Collection, Art & Design Dept.
UND Art Collections Repository
Series: Croquis D'Expressions
Published in Le Charivari
Original text: Vous allez voir !…. vous allez voir ! ça va arrêter le sang comme avec la main.....
The subject of the print involves two women attempting to stop a nosebleed, as one advises the other on a home remedy. Over the centuries, European folk medicine offered numerous nonsensical “cures” for nosebleeds. Here Daumier illustrates one often used in the 19th century. It involved placing a key on the head or dropping it down the back of a nosebleed sufferer. In the meantime, of course, the severe nosebleed continues.
Included in the Honoré Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire exhibition, 2018.