Date of Work
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 GENS DE JUSTICE
Published in LE CHARIVARI & Album Les Gens de Justice
Original text: Dites donc, confrère, vous allez soutenir aujourd'hui contre moi absolument ce que je plaidais il y a trois semaines, dans une cause identique... hé hé hé!.. c'est drôle!.. Et moi je vais vous redebiter ce que vous me ripostiez à cette époque.... c'est très amusant, au besoin nous pourrons nous soufler mutuellement...... hi hi hi!..
Translation: Say, brother, you are going to support today against me absolutely what I was pleading three weeks ago, in an identical cause ... hey hey hey! .. it's funny! .. And I'm going to repeat it what you replied to me at that time .... it's very fun, if necessary we can blow each other ...... hi hi hi! ..