L'AMITIÉ D'UN GRAND CHIMISTE N'EST PAS UN BIENFAIT DES DIEUX. Je suis tellement sur de mon fait, que maintenant, si vous le désirez, je vais empoisonner mon ami intime, Mr. Coquardeau, et je retrouverai de l'arsenic dans le verre de ses lunettes.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:30:03Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:30:03Z
dc.date.issued 1841
dc.identifier.other LD723
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4651
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: La Caricature, January 31, 1841.
dc.description.abstract The print alludes to the "Affaire Lafarge". It shows the chemist Orfila experimenting on his friend. Under the table are lying dogs who had died previously from the same experiment. It seems that chances for his friend to survive the demonstration are rather slim. 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 32.5 x 23.5 cm
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.publisher Paris, 1841
dc.relation.ispartof Emotions parisiennes; 39
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 723
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 Conferences
dc.subject Chemists
dc.subject.lcsh Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.title L'AMITIÉ D'UN GRAND CHIMISTE N'EST PAS UN BIENFAIT DES DIEUX. Je suis tellement sur de mon fait, que maintenant, si vous le désirez, je vais empoisonner mon ami intime, Mr. Coquardeau, et je retrouverai de l'arsenic dans le verre de ses lunettes.
dc.title.alternative FRIENDSHIP WITH A GREAT CHEMIST IS NOT ALWAYS A GODSEND. I am so sure of my findings, now, if you want, I will posion my good friend, Mr. Coquardeau, and I retrieve arsenic from his eye glasses.
dc.title.alternative Caricature
dc.type still image
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.
mods.name.donor Trustman, Benjamin A.
mods.name.donor Trustman, Julia M.
mods.note.acquisition Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
mods.name.lithographer Daumier, Honoré
mods.date.keydate 1841


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