Pardon, Monsieur, je suis courtier de Commerce, attaché aux pompes funèbres, et je venais voir!.... si Monsieur.....

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.coverage.spatial Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879 2007-06-08T21:29:32Z 2007-06-08T21:29:32Z 1840
dc.identifier LD706
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, January 12, 1840.
dc.description.abstract An undertaker is visiting a man who is sick in bed. In this series Daumier describes the various emotional reactions of his fellow citizens when faced with precarious situations… the doorman, who when peeking through a keyhole, sees his wife being embraced by one of his tenants, the old gentleman remembering with wistfulness his conquests of long ago, when seeing some models in a window decoration, but most touching, the father from the provinces who purposely is not being recognized by his “established ” son when visiting the city. Daumier succeeds to show the bourgeoisie with humour but also with that certain touch of bitterness and at the same time endeavours to help us understand how much we are all fighting to climb up the social ladder, while often forgetting our roots and damaging our own self-esteem as well as that of our surrounding.
dc.format.extent 34.5 x 26 cm
dc.format.extent colored
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.publisher Paris, 1840
dc.relation.ispartof Emotions parisiennes; 22
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 706
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.lcsh Undertakers
dc.title Pardon, Monsieur, je suis courtier de Commerce, attaché aux pompes funèbres, et je venais voir!.... si Monsieur.....
dc.title.alternative Charivari
dc.title.alternative Pardon, Sir, I am broker of commerce, attached to funerals, and I came to see!.... yes Sir.....
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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