Le Mari du Bas-Bleu (The Bluestocking's Husband)

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879



Lithograph on paper

Sheet: 14 3/16 × 10 5/8 in. (36 × 27 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased by the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund


Portfolio / Series Title

Plate 46 from Moeurs Conjugales (Married Life) in Le Charivari


Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in brown ink, upper center: Moeurs Conjugales [j and g reversed]; inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 46; inscribed, on stone, lower left: 362; initialled, on stone, lower right: h.D.; inscribed, in brown ink, lower left: Les [written horizontally ; crossed out; rest indistinct]; inscribed, in brown ink, lower center: Le Mari du Bas-Bleu [underscored] / oui [crossed out] monsieur, ma femme est inspirée depuis ce matin! / impossible de la voir; je suis comme vous voyez obligé de / prodiguer mes soins au dernier ouvrage, [indistinct; crossed out] que / nous avons fait en collaboration!; inscribed, in graphite, lower right 669; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 669; reverse, inscribed, in brown ink, upper right: N. = Jaunes [?] / g = blanc BReda [? ; underscored; written horizontally] [Translated text: The Bluestocking's Husband: Monsieur, my wife has been inspired since this morning: it is impossible to see her! As you can see, I have to give my full attention to the fruit of our most recent collaboration!] Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in black ink, lower right: R.G-D [encircled; unidentified]; collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in blue ink, lower right: H.M.P [encircled; Lugt 5031]

Course History

ARTH 48.05, Satire: Art, Politics & Critique, Kristin O'Rourke, Winter 2022

ARTH 48.05, Satire: Art, Politics & Critique, Kristin O'Rourke, Winter 2022

ARTH 48.05, Satire: Art, Politics, & Critique, Kristin O'Rourke, Fall 2022


Henri-Marie Petiet (1894-1980), Paris [Lugt 5031]; Susan Schulman Printseller, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2010.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 2107; Delteil (1926): 669; Daumier Register: 669

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