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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Honoré Daumier was a prolific painter, printmaker and caricaturist born in 1808 in Marseille, France. In 1822 Daumier studied under Alexandre Lenoir, an artist and archaeologist that was dedicated to saving French monuments during the French Revolution. One year later he went on to attend the Académie Suisse. His works are best known for commenting and critiquing on the 19th century social and political life in France. Honoré Daumier's works can be found at the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and several other prominent collections internationally. The University of North Dakota holds more than 1600 works by Daumier, the vast majority of which are part of the Lilly Jacobson Collection, which can be accessed here: https://commons.und.edu/daumier-prints/.
Aside from making powerful politically-charged images that reflected his pro-republican views, Daumier satirized lawyers, doctors, businessmen, professors, and lifestyles of the bourgeoisie. Although the inscriptions that accompany Daumier’s lithographs were not written by him, one might assume they mostly conveyed the spirit of the artist’s intent behind his images.
Series: Les Femme Socialistes
Published in Le Charivari in 1849
Original Text: Ah! vous êtes mon mari, ah! vous êtes le maître... eh! bien moi, j'ai le droit de vous flanquer à la porte de chez vous..... Jeanne Derouin me l'a prouvé hier soir!... allez vous expliquer avec elle!....
Translation: You may be my husband and the master of the house, but Jeanne Derouin confirmed to me yesterday, that I can throw you out any time. If you want to, go and discuss it with her!