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Exhibition - The Buffoonish Bourgeois

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L’Homme in naturalibus (Man in his natural state)

1840-1842
19th Century
8 x 10 1/8 in. (20.3 x 25.7 cm)

Honoré Daumier, French, (1808–1879)

Object Type: PRINTS
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph, hand-colored
Accession Number: 72-G-395
"Philosophy, my dear Bertrand, explains very well our two characters by our physiques…you are weak, I am strong… you are sly, I a, courageous …you are the ivy, I am the oak. Without me, the faintest breath of the police would plunge you in the torrent of misfortune…stay with me and have the following engraved on your weapons: “I hold on or I die”.
-Robert Macaire 2eme series (Paris: Aubert), 1840-1841; La Caricature, May 23, 1841; Le Charivari, August 9, 1842
Current Location: In Storage

Exhibitions


- The Buffoonish Bourgeois: Caricatures and Satire of the Upper Middle-Class Businessman in 19th-century France, Curated by Carmen Vendelin, La Salle University Art Museum, March 5– May 30, 2008.

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