Robert Macaire Professeur de Français. Allons, Mesdemoiselles, nous allons conjuguer le Verbe flouer. – Si’ous plait, M’ssieu ! – Je dis : le Verbe flouer. – qui c’est que ça pour un Verbe ? – ça veut dire grincher, soulever, chipper.... flouer un gonse, lui faire sa Tocante, son blavin ; flouer des élèves, leur apprendre à Maquiller un mauvais Français.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:34:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:34:33Z
dc.date.issued 1840
dc.identifier.other LD869
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4812
dc.description 4th state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, December 27, 1840.
dc.description.abstract Robert Macaire is teaching French to two young ladies. Robert Macaire may seem to be a realistic figure, however one should remember that in reality he is an artificial personality, created in 1823 by Benjamin Antier for his play „ L’Auberge des Adrets“. The breakthrough came in 1834, when Frédéric Lemaitre used the names of Macaire and his somewhat simple partner Serres-Bertrand for his various comedies in Paris. The figure of Macaire goes back as far as 1371, when - as the legend goes - Aubri de Montdidier, a nobleman from the court of Charles V was assassinated by Macaire. The murder was vindicated by his dog, the only witness of the assassination. A duel between the dog and Macaire, who was armed with a cudgel, should settle the case. The dog killed Macaire, who confessed the murder before he died. Macaire personified the clever business man, who was willing at any time to throw moral and ethical principles overboard for a quick buck. His personality fitted exactly to the period so well described by Alexis de Tocqueville: self-enrichment at all levels and a Government run on shareholders principles. Short-selling, pyramid systems, investments in Californian gold mines and IPOs of non existent companies were the name of the game. Thanks to Macaire and Bertrand, all the little tricks were demonstrated in detail to the public.
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 23.5 x 33.5 cm
dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg
dc.publisher Paris, 1840
dc.relation.ispartof Robert Macaire; 4
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 869
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 Teaching
dc.subject Professors
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.title Robert Macaire Professeur de Français. Allons, Mesdemoiselles, nous allons conjuguer le Verbe flouer. – Si’ous plait, M’ssieu ! – Je dis : le Verbe flouer. – qui c’est que ça pour un Verbe ? – ça veut dire grincher, soulever, chipper.... flouer un gonse, lui faire sa Tocante, son blavin ; flouer des élèves, leur apprendre à Maquiller un mauvais Français.
dc.title.alternative Robert Macaire, French Professor. All right, ladies, let us start conjugating the verb cheat. - Please excuse me, sir! - I said: the verb cheat. - what does this verb mean ? - it means steal, swipe, embezzle, ....to pick someone's pocket, to screw and swindle students, Tocante make them into your Blavin, cheat pupils, teaching them to disguise a bad French language.
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 1840
mods.note 4th state.
mods.note Published in: Le Charivari, December 27, 1840.


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