Un Oculiste breveté. Ah ! ça, Monsieur Macaire, depuis six mois vous me bassinez avec votre eau merveilleuse et je suis toujours aveugle. Cela finit par me couter bien cher, mon argent s’en va, c’est tout ce que je vois - ..... Hé bien ! c’est déja quelque chose; continuez, vous finirez par y voir clair.... (à Part) dans votre bourse.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:19:36Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:19:36Z
dc.date.issued 1837
dc.identifier LD410
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4310
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, July 2, 1837.
dc.description.abstract Robert Macaire is talking to one of his eye patients. The patient keeps paying for a treatment that doesn't work. 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.
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.format.extent colored
dc.format.extent 36 x 26.5 cm
dc.publisher Paris, 1837
dc.relation.ispartof Caricaturana; 55
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 410
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.
dc.subject Opthalmologists
dc.title Un Oculiste breveté. Ah ! ça, Monsieur Macaire, depuis six mois vous me bassinez avec votre eau merveilleuse et je suis toujours aveugle. Cela finit par me couter bien cher, mon argent s’en va, c’est tout ce que je vois - ..... Hé bien ! c’est déja quelque chose; continuez, vous finirez par y voir clair.... (à Part) dans votre bourse.
dc.title.alternative A Licensed Optician. Ah ! this, Mister Macaire, for six months I have been rubbing miracle water in my eyes and I am still blind. Finally it's costing me dearly, my money goes, that's all I see -..... Very good ! that is something at least; continue, you will eventually end up seeing things quite clearly.... (aside)in your purse.
dc.title.alternative Charivari
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.


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