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The Despair of the Butcher. “- Just imagine: Anybody can establish himself as a butcher! Ah! There are moments when I feel like taking my meat chopper and cutting myself in two halves like a simple veal,” plate 458 from Actualités

A work made of lithograph in black on buff wove paper, with letterpress verso.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on buff wove paper, with letterpress verso.

Date:

1857

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

The Despair of the Butcher. “- Just imagine: Anybody can establish himself as a butcher! Ah! There are moments when I feel like taking my meat chopper and cutting myself in two halves like a simple veal,” plate 458 from Actualités

Origin

France

Date

1857

Medium

Lithograph in black on buff wove paper, with letterpress verso

Dimensions

214 × 244 mm (image); 255 × 358 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles H. Worcester

Reference Number

1929.676

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