Les Russes façonnant les Moldo-Valaques à leurs mœurs et usages.

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879



Lithograph on vélin mince

Image: 8 × 10 1/4 in. (20.3 × 26 cm)

Sheet: 11 × 14 5/16 in. (28 × 36.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H, by exchange, in honor of Kathy Hart, Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood Curator of Academic Programming, 1990–2020



Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Lettered, upper center: ACTUALITÉS; Lettered, upper right: 39; Inscribed, on ground, lower left: h.D.; Inscribed, on ground, lower right: 623; Lettered, lower left: Lith. Destouches, 28, r. Paradis Pre Paris; Lettered, lower right: maison Martinet, 41, r. Vivienne et 11, rue du Coq; Lettered, lower center: Les Russes façonnant les Moldo-Valaques à leurs mœurs et usages.; Inscribed, lower left: 1973; Inscribed, lower right: Je certifie le tirage conforme Paris le 10 Avril 1854. Destouches


A prolific cartoonist, Honoré Daumier made numerous illustrations of contemporary events for the satirical newspaper Le Charivari. In one series, Daumier focused on the events of the Crimean War (1853–1856), during which the French, allied with the Ottoman and British Empires, fought against Russian expansion. In 1854, Russia invaded the territories of Wallachia and Moldavia, now present-day Romania. Here, a caricatured Russian soldier, marked by his long mustache, whips a line of kneeling Wallachians and Moldavians, dressed in peasants’ attire. In opposing a cruel Russian military against defenseless farmers, Daumier casts the conflict as a fight for justice to French readers. His satirical title suggests that violence is inherent to the colonizing aims of the war.

From the 2023 exhibition Recording War: Images of Violence 1500 – 1900, curated by Elizabeth Rice Mattison, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Academic Programming

Course History

Anthropology 3.01, Introduction to Anthropology, Charis Ford Morrison Boke 1, Summer 2023

Studio Art 27.01/28.01/74.01, Printmaking I/II/III, Josh Dannin, Summer 2024

Exhibition History

Recording War: Images of Violence, 1500-1900, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 20-August 20, 2023.


Henri Petiet (1894-1980), Paris (Lugt online 5031); René Gaston-Dreyfus, (1886-1969) not in Lugt, their stamps versos. (per Susan Schulman, 8/30/2021)

Catalogue Raisonne

Delteil 2509

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