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Date of Work
Lower left, initialed in the lithographic stone
19 1/16" (framed)
15 5/8" (framed)
Art & Design Study Collection
Displayed: First floor, Family & Community Medicine hallway
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
A man with a cane and bandaged head stands in front of a man in an apron, holding a spoon over a pot of soup.
Published in Le Charivari, 1844
English: Ah, Sir, your broth is really light... even the patients complain that it does not sustain them! - I have corrected that... but today it might be a bit too strong... I added to the pot half a game of Dominos more than yesterday... including the double six to give it a nice color.
In this print from the series “Le Philantropes du Jour” (The Philanthropists of Today), Daumier mocks “good Samaritans” who provide half-hearted assistance to the poor. The well-fed chef at this soup kitchen has created a recipe that seems high in creativity, but exceedingly low in nourishment.