L'AMI D'UN GRAND HOMME. O mon illustre ami, mort comme un simple particulier, génie à qui la science doit tant et qui me devait davantage..... mille écus! que j'espérais rattraper sur son fameux traité de la culture des épinards!

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:33:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:33:55Z
dc.date.issued 1842
dc.identifier.other LD847
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4788
dc.description 3rd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, March 20, 1842.
dc.description.abstract A man is praying to his dead friend, who is lying in bed. his series shows the readiness to engage in risky enterprises, the dream of easy money, and the greedy hope for immediate fulfillment 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 24 cm
dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg
dc.publisher Paris, 1842
dc.relation.ispartof Bohémiens de Paris; 26
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 847
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 Deaths
dc.subject Prayers
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.subject.lcsh Paris (France) -- Social life and customs
dc.title L'AMI D'UN GRAND HOMME. O mon illustre ami, mort comme un simple particulier, génie à qui la science doit tant et qui me devait davantage..... mille écus! que j'espérais rattraper sur son fameux traité de la culture des épinards!
dc.title.alternative THE FRIEND OF A GREAT MAN. Oh my illustrious friend, who died like a common individual, genie to whom science owes so much and who owes so much to me....thousand crowns! I hope to recover with his famous treatise on the growing of spinach!
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 1842
mods.note 3rd state.
mods.note Published in: Le Charivari, March 20, 1842.


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