Dis donc, Macaire qué que c’est que c’thé d’la mère Gibou que nous faisons là ? – Bêta ! C’est du bitume. – De la boue, de la crotte et des cailloux, tu appelles ça du bitume ? excusez !.. faudra que les actionnaires soient bons enfans s’ils avalent celui-là..... – Bah ! ils avalent bien le bitume vitrifié, le bitume coloré, le bitume marbre, y-z-ont les foies chauds; c’est des vrais poulets d’inde, ça digère tout.

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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 2007-06-08T21:20:44Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:20:44Z
dc.date.issued 1838
dc.identifier LD441
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4344
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, July 26, 1838.
dc.description.abstract Robert Macaire is fooling shareholders by making false asphalt. 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 b&w
dc.format.extent 34 x 24.5 cm
dc.publisher Paris, 1838
dc.relation.ispartof Caricaturana; 86
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 441
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 Counterfeits
dc.subject Asphalt
dc.title Dis donc, Macaire qué que c’est que c’thé d’la mère Gibou que nous faisons là ? – Bêta ! C’est du bitume. – De la boue, de la crotte et des cailloux, tu appelles ça du bitume ? excusez !.. faudra que les actionnaires soient bons enfans s’ils avalent celui-là..... – Bah ! ils avalent bien le bitume vitrifié, le bitume coloré, le bitume marbre, y-z-ont les foies chauds; c’est des vrais poulets d’inde, ça digère tout.
dc.title.alternative Say now, Macaire so it is only the tea of mother Gibou that we are making here? - Blockhead ! this is asphalt. In the mud, dirt and pebbles, you call this asphalt ? sorry !.. but the shareholders are stupid like children if the swallow this stuff..... - Bah ! they will swallow any asphalt, colored asphalt, marbled asphalt, they have a burning faith; they are really like turkeys, they digest anything.
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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