Robert-Macaire architecte. Comment, Mr. Macaire, cette maison qui ne devait me coûter, d’après votre devis, que 70.000 f. va me revenir à plus de trois cent mille !… - Que voulez-vous, ce n’est pas ma faute, vous faites percer au midi une croisée que nous devions ouvrir au nord; vous ne voulez plus que quatre étages au lieu de cinq ; nous devions couvrir en zinc, nous ne couvrons plus qu’en ardoise. Je ne puis répondre que de mon projet, vous le changez, ça vous regarde.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848 en_US
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:18:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:18:55Z
dc.date.issued 1837 en_US
dc.identifier LD395 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4292
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, April 9, 1837. en_US
dc.description 1st state. en_US
dc.description.abstract According to Provost there are doubts that this print is really by Daumier. We can assume that the first stone DR 395 was damaged and had to be redone as a mirror image (by Daumier?) to publish DR 396. The illustrated print in its only state originally belonged to the Longstreet Collection and is today part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Robert Macaire may seem to be a realistic figure, however one should remember that in reality he is an artificial personality, created in 1823 by Benjamin Antier for his play „ L’Auberge des Adrets“. The breakthrough came in 1834, when Frédéric Lemaitre used the names of Macaire and his somewhat simple partner Serres-Bertrand for his various comedies in Paris. The figure of Macaire goes back as far as 1371, when - as the legend goes - Aubri de Montdidier, a nobleman from the court of Charles V was assassinated by Macaire. The murder was vindicated by his dog, the only witness of the assassination. A duel between the dog and Macaire, who was armed with a cudgel, should settle the case. The dog killed Macaire, who confessed the murder before he died. Philipon was the author of all the texts of this series. It should be noted that Daumier did not monogram or sign the prints, presumable because Philipon wanted to document his position as author of the texts and as “inventor” of the series. en_US
dc.format.extent b&w en_US
dc.format.extent 35.5 x 24.5 cm en_US
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph en_US
dc.publisher Paris, 1837 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Caricaturana; 41 en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 395 en_US
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries. en_US
dc.subject Architects en_US
dc.title Robert-Macaire architecte. Comment, Mr. Macaire, cette maison qui ne devait me coûter, d’après votre devis, que 70.000 f. va me revenir à plus de trois cent mille !… - Que voulez-vous, ce n’est pas ma faute, vous faites percer au midi une croisée que nous devions ouvrir au nord; vous ne voulez plus que quatre étages au lieu de cinq ; nous devions couvrir en zinc, nous ne couvrons plus qu’en ardoise. Je ne puis répondre que de mon projet, vous le changez, ça vous regarde. fr
dc.title.alternative Charivari en_US
dc.title.alternative Robert Macaire architect. How's that, Mr. Macaire,this house should cost me, according to your estimate, should only be 70,000 francs will now cost me more than three hundred thousand!... - What can I say, it is not my fault, you had a broken window in the south wall that we should have opened up on the north wall; you no longer want four floors but instead five ; we should have covered the roof in zinc, now you want us to roof only with slate! I cannot answer for my project, I can only reply to your changes, that is your business. en
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. en_US


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