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Initialed in the lithographic stone.

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University Art Collections: Lilly Jacobson Collection, Art & Design Dept.


Displayed: Second Floor, near the Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm Office suite


UND School of Law

Artist Bio

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:

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.

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Series: Caricaturana

Published in Le Charivari

Original text: La cour ordonne que le cheval et le cabriolet de Robert-macaire seront vendus au profit du sieur Dindonneau jusqu’à concurrence de la somme de mille francs montant de sa créance faisant droit à la requête du sieur Bertrand ordonne que les frais de fourrière du cheval et du cabriolet, liquidés à la somme de sept cent francs, seront prélevés ainsi que les frais du procès. Conséquence La vente produit sept cent francs, Bertrand les reçoit. Mr. Dindonneau perd ses mille francs et ajoute cent sous pour les frais judiciaires.

Robert Macaire (an unscrupulous fictional character adopted by Daumier from popular melodrama) and his crooked sidekick, Mr. Bertrand, cheat the winner of a court settlement through devious judicial practices.

Included in Honoré Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire exhibition, 2018.


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