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Abuse of article 214 of the civil law. “My lady wife, you let me want for everything, you only allow me a miserable pension of three thousand francs, you throw me out of your door like a beggar, and, what is more, you want to drive me away from Paris, exile me, deport me!... No! No! I won't leave France! I won't! I won't!!... Listen, I owe my friend Bertrand 10'000 Fr., it's a gambler's debt, a debt of honor, I owe my cook 525 Fr. and ten francs for my chambers, a total of 10'535 Fr. Let me have a few thousand francs more to take my mind off my domestic worries and, on my word of honor, I won't pester you any longer,” plate 50 from Caricaturana

A work made of lithograph on ivory wove paper, with letterpress verso.
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  • A work made of lithograph on ivory wove paper, with letterpress verso.

Date:

1839

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

Abuse of article 214 of the civil law. “My lady wife, you let me want for everything, you only allow me a miserable pension of three thousand francs, you throw me out of your door like a beggar, and, what is more, you want to drive me away from Paris, exile me, deport me!... No! No! I won't leave France! I won't! I won't!!... Listen, I owe my friend Bertrand 10'000 Fr., it's a gambler's debt, a debt of honor, I owe my cook 525 Fr. and ten francs for my chambers, a total of 10'535 Fr. Let me have a few thousand francs more to take my mind off my domestic worries and, on my word of honor, I won't pester you any longer,” plate 50 from Caricaturana

Origin

France

Date

1839

Medium

Lithograph on ivory wove paper, with letterpress verso

Dimensions

210 × 278 mm (image); 258 × 374 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

RX20769/2122

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