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The Terrible Director. “- Indeed! You are telling me that you missed today's rehearsal because you had to set leeches onto your mother? - Yes sir. - But, when you first came here three months ago, you told me that you were an orphan. This is the first time in my long career at the theater that I have met a person who sets leeches on the body of a dead person,” plate 5 from Les Moments Difficiles De La Vie

A work made of lithograph in black on white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on white wove paper.

Date:

1864

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

The Terrible Director. “- Indeed! You are telling me that you missed today's rehearsal because you had to set leeches onto your mother? - Yes sir. - But, when you first came here three months ago, you told me that you were an orphan. This is the first time in my long career at the theater that I have met a person who sets leeches on the body of a dead person,” plate 5 from Les Moments Difficiles De La Vie

Origin

France

Date

1864

Medium

Lithograph in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

237 × 202 mm (image); 349 × 265 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1953.600

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