Brevet d’invention, capital 3 millions. Comment vous appelez-vous brave homme ? – M’sieu, je m’appelle Godichard dit Boit-z-à mort. – Ah vous êtes le fameux Godichard, l’inventeur de la poudre bitumeuse ! – Non, m’sieu, j’ai pas inventé la poudre ..... Si fait, si fait ! et la preuve, c’est que nous vous offrons cinq cents francs pour votre procédé, votre matériel et surtout votre nom. Vous serez gérant de la société du Bitume Godichard. Qué j’aurai à faire, m’sieu ? Vous n’aurez qu’à boire, manger, dormir et signer. – Mais m’sieu, je sais pas signer. – Qué qu’ça fait ! nous autres, du comité de surveillance, nous signerons pour vous.

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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 2007-06-08T21:20:45Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:20:45Z
dc.date.issued 1838 en_US
dc.identifier LD442 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4345
dc.description 2nd state. en_US
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, August 19, 1838. en_US
dc.description.abstract Robert Macaire is hiring an inventor to be the director of his new company. There was a lot of money to be made in road construction. To maximize the profit, third parties and phoney companies were established. The difference between the street worker and Macaire, the industrialist, is remarkable. 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 1 lithograph en_US
dc.format.extent b&w en_US
dc.format.extent 32 x 25.5 cm en_US
dc.publisher Paris, 1838 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Caricaturana; 87 en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 442 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 Patents en_US
dc.subject Companies en_US
dc.subject Inventors en_US
dc.title Brevet d’invention, capital 3 millions. Comment vous appelez-vous brave homme ? – M’sieu, je m’appelle Godichard dit Boit-z-à mort. – Ah vous êtes le fameux Godichard, l’inventeur de la poudre bitumeuse ! – Non, m’sieu, j’ai pas inventé la poudre ..... Si fait, si fait ! et la preuve, c’est que nous vous offrons cinq cents francs pour votre procédé, votre matériel et surtout votre nom. Vous serez gérant de la société du Bitume Godichard. Qué j’aurai à faire, m’sieu ? Vous n’aurez qu’à boire, manger, dormir et signer. – Mais m’sieu, je sais pas signer. – Qué qu’ça fait ! nous autres, du comité de surveillance, nous signerons pour vous. fr
dc.title.alternative Patent for an invention, capital 3 millions. What is your name brave man ? - Sir, my name is Godichard drinks to death. - Ah you're the famous Godichard, the inventor of asphalt powder! - No, sir, I have not invented the powder ..... If yes, indeed ! and the proof, it is that we are offering you five hundred francs for your process, your materials and especially your name. You will be managing the Godichard Asphalt company. What do I have to do, sir ? You just eat, drink, sleep and sign. - But sir, I do not know how to sign. - That doesn't change a thing ! the rest, of the board, we will sign for you. en
dc.title.alternative Charivari en_US
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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