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University Art Collections: Lilly Jacobson Collection, Art & Design Dept.
Displayed, 2nd Floor
UND School of Law
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.