Le Supplice de Tantale (The Torment of Tantalus), plate 37 from the series Histoire Ancienne (Ancient History)
Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879
Lithograph on wove paper
Sur blanc impression
Image: 9 5/8 × 7 3/4 in. (24.4 × 19.7 cm)
Sheet: 13 1/8 × 10 3/8 in. (33.3 × 26.3 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund
Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris
Chez Bauger & Cie, Paris
Place Made: France, Europe
Not on view
Lettered, upper center: HISTORIE ANCIENNE.; lettered, upper right: 37.; initialled, on stone, lower left: h.D.; inscribed, on stone, lower right: 425; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Bauger R. du Croissant, 16.; lettere, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: LE SUPLICE [sic] DE TANTALE. / Hélas! plus d'un de nous en la verte jeunesse, / A vu devant son nez passer tous les plaisirs; / Sans pouvoir de ses dents qui s'aiguisaient sans cesse: / Comme TANTALE en sa détresse, / Mordre à l'objet de ses désirs. / Résignation par M. S.te [te in superscript] Beuve.; inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 1937/25E; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: n. 961 / 2937. Le Supplice de Tantale - 1842 [Translated text: TORMENT OF TANTALUS. Alas, none of us in vigorous youth has seen such pleasure before his nose Without being able to enjoy this meal alas! as Tantalus never will. (Resignation of Monsieur Sainte-Beuve)]
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FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Winter 2014
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FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Spring 2014
CLST 4, Classical Mythology, Pramit Chaudhuri, Summer 2014
FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Fall 2014
FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Winter 2015
ITAL 10, Introduction to Italian Literature: Masterworks and Great Issues, Tania Convertini, Winter 2015
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A Space for Dialogue 87, The Tortured Soul: Exploring the Excesses of Human Emotion, Laura Dorn, Class of 2015, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 11-May 24, 2015.
Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26-May 19, 2002.
France in Transformation: The Caricature of Honore Daumier, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 25-August 24, 2009.
Honore Daumier Histoire Ancienne, May 1-June 15, 1975, Univ. of Southern California Fine Arts, p 47.
C.G. Boerner, Inc., New York, New York; purchased by present collection, 2000.
Hazard (1904): 1937; Delteil (1926): 961; Daumier Register: 961
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