Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1838

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: 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.

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