Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1838

Medium

Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in the lithographic stone

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Additional Information

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 !!…

Notes:

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.

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