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Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in lithographic stone
16 5/8" (framed)
18 5/8" (framed)
Art & Design Study Collection
Displayed: Fourth floor, hallway next to Office of the Dean at the end of Administration & Finance hallway
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
Two women holding on to a yelling child. One woman holds down the child's shoulders while the other presses a thumb into the child's forehead.
Series: Croquis d'Expressions
Published in Le Charivari
Original text: Appuyez fort ça fait rentrer la bosse. – (L’enfant) Oh ! la… oh!…. la la la… la...... – C’est ça appuyez toujours il n’y a rien de meilleur !…… c’est excéllent !!…
Asinine home remedies for medical problems appear in some of Daumier’s prints. Here, two women apply hard pressure to the lump on a young child’s head to make it go away. Although experiencing considerable pain, the child cooperates with the senseless treatment. Folk-medicine practices, which were often ineffective, sometimes had painful consequences in Daumier’s day.
Included in the Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire exhibition.