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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
University Art Collections: Lilly Jacobson Collection, Art & Design Dept.
UND Art Collections Repository
Honoré Daumier was a prolific painter, printmaker and caricaturist born in 1808 in Marseille, France. In 1822 Daumier studied under Alexandre Lenoir, an artist and archaeologist that was dedicated to saving French monuments during the French Revolution. One year later he went on to attend the Académie Suisse. His works are best known for commenting and critiquing on the 19th century social and political life in France. Honoré Daumier's works can be found at the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and several other prominent collections internationally. The University of North Dakota holds more than 1600 works by Daumier, the vast majority of which are part of the Lilly Jacobson Collection, which can be accessed here: https://commons.und.edu/daumier-prints/.
Aside from making powerful politically-charged images that reflected his pro-republican views, Daumier satirized lawyers, doctors, businessmen, professors, and lifestyles of the bourgeoisie. Although the inscriptions that accompany Daumier’s lithographs were not written by him, one might assume they mostly conveyed the spirit of the artist’s intent behind his images.
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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