Ma belle mère, m'avait bien dit que sa fille était somnambule, mais elle ne m'avait pas confié qu'elle dansait le cancan.

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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 2007-06-08T21:28:34Z 2007-06-08T21:28:34Z 1842 en_US
dc.identifier LD677 en_US
dc.description 4th state. en_US
dc.description Published in: La Caricature, May 29, 1842. en_US
dc.description.abstract A husband watches his wife walk in her sleep, but did not realize she danced the cancan in her sleep. When this series was published, Daumier had not yet been married to Alexandrine Dassy, who was to become his wife. She nevertheless appears several times in this series as a tender wife. The relationship between husband and wife in Paris at this period was not relaxed. The women’s lib movements were starting to appear while at the same time the men were still fixed on the traditional thinking of the past. Therefore, the little quarrels and discussions shown by Daumier in this series were well known scenes to the population, but mostly as seen in the neighbor’s marriage. Delteil mentioned that in the January edition of the Charivari the following information about this series was published: "The Parisian families found an untiring adversary in Daumier's crayon. He showed the little daily misfortunes and miseries and retraced them with comic truth. It is this unmerciful frankness which qualifies our artist. Oh, those of you who are contemplating of giving up their life of a bachelor, this album will console you and will make he whole world, also the married one, smile.” Soon after, the “Femmes Socialistes” and the “Bas Bleus” will appear, setting an end to the male superiority and advocating equality between man and woman. en_US
dc.format.extent b&w en_US
dc.format.extent 33 x 25.5 cm en_US
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph en_US
dc.publisher Paris, 1842 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Moeurs conjugales; 54 en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 677. 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 Ballet dancers en_US
dc.subject Marriage en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Married life en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sleepwalking en_US
dc.title Ma belle mère, m'avait bien dit que sa fille était somnambule, mais elle ne m'avait pas confié qu'elle dansait le cancan. fr
dc.title.alternative Caricature en_US
dc.title.alternative My beautiful mother-in-law, told me that her daughter was a sleepwalked, but she did not tell me that she danced the cancan. 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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