LE RAMASSEUR DE BOUTS DE CIGARES. Ils n'en finiront pas ces oiseaux là! c'est des clercs d'huissiers, ça fume jusqu'à la cendre, et pas moyen de leur tirer des carottes.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:33:15Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:33:15Z
dc.date.issued 1841
dc.identifier.other LD825
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4764
dc.description 3rd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, December 5, 1841.
dc.description.abstract The print shown here demonstrates "how the other half lives": by collecting discarded cigar or cigarette-ends. As a historical note: cigarettes were introduced in 1832 in France, however, initially smokers preferred cigars.This print demonstrates in a rather critical way a new trend in the bourgeoisie during the post industrial-revolution period of Louis-Philippe: "Doing good and talk about it". Daumier criticizes the pseudo-humanitarian attitude of the bourgeois towards the victims of industrialization. The population in Paris had doubled within ten years. Unskilled workers from the provinces were attracted to do menial jobs in the city, especially in the flourishing construction industry hoping to find a decent living for their families. The payment was 1 Franc per day. This series shows the readiness to engage in risky enterprises, the dream of easy money, and the greedy hope for immediate fulfilment of all wishes without responsible involvement. Daumier denudes the ruthless materialistic attitude of his time.At the same time the series shows the bizarre of these outcasts of civilization, expertly drawn and described by Daumier. We follow the debris of all classes and ranks: the man of letters to the clipper of dogs, the old business man and the political refugee, the Chief Administrator of the Empire and the used clothes merchant. It is this mixture of diversity, hope, despair and chance which makes this series so real and meaningful even by today's standards. While shocking and sometimes even repulsive these prints leave the attentive spectator with a feeling of sorrow and sadness but at the same time with awe about the ingenuity of fellowmen in distress, hoping to pull themselves out of their misery - sometimes the Munchhausian way.
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 38 x 25.5 cm
dc.publisher Paris, 1841
dc.relation.ispartof Bohémiens de Paris; 4
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 825
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 Collectors
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.subject.lcsh Paris (France) -- Social life and customs
dc.title LE RAMASSEUR DE BOUTS DE CIGARES. Ils n'en finiront pas ces oiseaux là! c'est des clercs d'huissiers, ça fume jusqu'à la cendre, et pas moyen de leur tirer des carottes.
dc.title.alternative THE COLLECTOR OF CIGAR STUBS. When will these buggers finish smoking! they are the bailiff's clerks, and they smoke until there are no ashes left, and no way to squeeze a cent out of them.
dc.title.alternative Charivari
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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