Qu'il mourut! (May he die!), plate 11 from the series Physionomies Tragico-Classiques (Tragic-Classical Faces) in Le Charivari

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879


published February 27, 1841

Lithograph on paper

Sheet: 10 × 14 9/16 in. (25.4 × 37 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Walter Curt Behrandt



Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris


Chez Bauger & Cie, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Lettered, upper center: PHYSIONOMIES TRAGICO - CLASSIQUES; lettered, upper right: 11.; initialled, on stone, lower left: h.D.; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: ......Qu'il mourut!.. / (Les Horaces) / Se vend chez Bauger & C.ie [ie in superscript] Editeurs des Dessins de la CARICATURE, du FIGARO et du CHARIVARI Rue du Croissant, 16.

Exhibition History

France in Transformation: The Caricature of Honore Daumier, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 25-August 24, 2009.

Funny Faces: Selected Satirical Prints and Caricatures from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-November 2, 1991 (in conjunction with an interdisciplinary conference, The Faces of Physiognomy, in honor off the 250th anniversary of Lavater's birth. Conference organized by the German Department of Dartmouth College. Exhibition organized by Katherine W. Hart

Publication History

Katherine Hart, Physiognomy and the Art of Caricature, essay in Ellis Shookman, editor, The Face of Physiognomy: Interdiciplinary Approaches to Johann Caspar Lavater, Columbia: Camden House, Inc., 1993, pp. 125-138, ill. p. 136


Walter Curt Behrandt; given to present collection, 1942.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 2360; Delteil (1926), Vol. 3: 900; Daumier Register: 900

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