Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

Des preuves! …

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Date of Work

1838

Medium

Sur Blanc

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

Original text: Des preuves !...... des preuves !...... tout mon quartier, toute la ville le sait parbleu ! bien............. je suis cocu et recocu, je puis m’en vanter.

In this print, a client is very upset as he discusses his wife’s infidelity with his lawyer. Interestingly, his hair takes on shapes of horns and a tail, making the client appear devil-like. By representing the client this way, Daumier alludes to how marital strife can bring out the worst behavior in people when engaged in legal battles.

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

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