ANCIENNE MAISON MACAIRMANN. – Monsieur, nous ne pouvons vous offrir pour l’instant que trois places de nourrice, deux de femme de ménage et une de premier clerc chez un charcutier. – Alors rendez-moi mes 20 fr. – Comment, mon cher, mais ils sont placés vos 20 fr. !!… - Il paraît qu’ils sont plus heureux que moi.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:35:03Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:35:03Z
dc.date.issued 1842
dc.identifier LD885
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4830
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: La Caricature, September 11, 1842.
dc.description.abstract 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. 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 35.5 x 24.5 cm
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.publisher Paris, 1842
dc.relation.ispartof Robert Macaire; 20
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 885
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 Hotels (public accomodations)
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.title ANCIENNE MAISON MACAIRMANN. – Monsieur, nous ne pouvons vous offrir pour l’instant que trois places de nourrice, deux de femme de ménage et une de premier clerc chez un charcutier. – Alors rendez-moi mes 20 fr. – Comment, mon cher, mais ils sont placés vos 20 fr. !!… - Il paraît qu’ils sont plus heureux que moi.
dc.title.alternative ANCIENT HOUSE OF MACAIREMANN. - Monsieur, we can offer you for the time being only three positions as a wetnurse, two as a cleaning woman and one as a secertary to a butcher. - In that case, I want my 20 Francs back. - What, my dear mas, we have already placed your 20 Francs!!... - It seems that they are placed better than I am.
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.


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