LE RAVAGEUR. En v'là, une position sociale! ramasser des épingles, des vieux clous........ et on nous appelle ravageurs: dire qui en a qui font le métier si grand, qui ravagent le budget, et qui ont des appointements!

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:33:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:33:33Z
dc.date.issued 1842
dc.identifier LD835
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4775
dc.description 3rd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, January 9, 1842.
dc.description.abstract We see here a man liberating the sewers from cigarette stumps, nails etc. after the rain. He is one of the victims of the government's savings plan. From his hat he can be recognised as a former policeman who now has to do a menial job in order to earn money for the survival of his family.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 37.5 x 25.5 cm
dc.publisher Paris, 1842
dc.relation.ispartof Bohémiens de Paris; 14
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 835
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 Nails
dc.subject Rain
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.subject.lcsh Paris (France) -- Social life and customs
dc.title LE RAVAGEUR. En v'là, une position sociale! ramasser des épingles, des vieux clous........ et on nous appelle ravageurs: dire qui en a qui font le métier si grand, qui ravagent le budget, et qui ont des appointements!
dc.title.alternative THE PEST. What a social position! to pick up pins, old nails........ and people call us pests: some say who is doing this job so great, which ravage the budget, and have a salary!
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.


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