LE CHEVALIER DE L'ÉPERON D'OR. Se disant ancien Colonel des gardes de sa Sainteté, depuis aide de camp du Prince de Monaco, attendant pour prix de ses services un poste distingué dans le Gouvernement.... cependant il accepterait volontiers un bureau de tabac ou une place d'inspecteur du balayage; du reste brave comme tout chevalier de son ordre, pour un rien demandant raison aux enfants de cinq ans, faisant parfaitement des excuses dès qu'on le regarde en face.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:33:51Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:33:51Z
dc.date.issued 1842
dc.identifier LD845
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4786
dc.description 3rd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, February 27, 1842.
dc.description.abstract This is a lithograph of a man who lied about his past as an officer in a foreign army in order to secure a government job. This print shown here aulludes to a papal association called "l'Eperon d'Or" which existed since the 16th century and was closed down in 1841. Here we can see a member of this group dressed in a "Brandenburger" offering his dubious services.his 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 36 x 23.5 cm
dc.publisher Paris, 1842
dc.relation.ispartof Bohémiens de Paris; 24
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 845
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 Knights (landholders)
dc.subject.lcsh Paris (France) -- Social life and customs
dc.subject.lcsh Impostors and imposture
dc.title LE CHEVALIER DE L'ÉPERON D'OR. Se disant ancien Colonel des gardes de sa Sainteté, depuis aide de camp du Prince de Monaco, attendant pour prix de ses services un poste distingué dans le Gouvernement.... cependant il accepterait volontiers un bureau de tabac ou une place d'inspecteur du balayage; du reste brave comme tout chevalier de son ordre, pour un rien demandant raison aux enfants de cinq ans, faisant parfaitement des excuses dès qu'on le regarde en face.
dc.title.alternative THE KNIGHT OF THE GOLDEN SPUR. Self-styled colonel of the guards of his Holiness, since an aide de camp to the Prince of Monaco, waiting for prices for his services as a distinguished position in the government.... nevertheless he would voluntarily accept a job in a tobacco depot or an inspector of scavenging; he remains the gallant reminder of all knights of this order, scolding children of five years of age for no reason, being perfectly apology as soon as we look ahead.
dc.title.alternative Charivari
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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