Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

Title of Work

Robert-Macaire Médecin.

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Date of Work

1836

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Collection/Provenance

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collections

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

English: Robert Macaire, doctor.

Lithograph, published in Le Charivari

Robert Macaire is a villainous character adopted by Daumier from a melodrama that was popular at the time. Daumier recreates him as a charlatan involved in numerous professions, among them the doctor and pharmacist. Here Macaire swindles a patient while offering supposedly “free” consultations.

Included in Honoré Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire exhibition, 2018.

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