La mère est dans de feu de la composition, l’enfant est dans l’eau de la baigmoire! (Mother is in the heat of composition, the child is in the bath water) from Les Bas-Bleus (The Bluestockings

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879



Lithograph on ivory wove paper

Image: 9 1/4 × 7 9/16 in. (23.5 × 19.2 cm)

Sheet: 13 9/16 × 9 7/8 in. (34.4 × 25.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund



Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Initialled, in image, lower right: h.D.; numbered, in image, lower right: 566; printed, top margin, center: LES BAS-BLEUS.; printed, lower left, beneath image: Chez Aubert, Pl.d la Bourse, 29.; printed, lower right, beneath image: Imp. D'Aubert & Cie.; printed, bottom margin, left to right: La Mere est dans le feu de la composition, l'enfant est dans l'eau de la baignoire!


Susan Schulman Fine Art, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2019.

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