Deux ex Capacités de l'Ancien Régime (Two Ex-Deputies of the Old Regime), plate 1 from the series Profils Contemporains (Contemporary Profiles) in Le Charivari

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879

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Published March 30, 1848

Lithograph on paper

Image: 9 1/16 × 7 3/4 in. (23 × 19.7 cm)

Sheet: 14 5/16 × 9 5/8 in. (36.3 × 24.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

PR.945.8

Printer

Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris

Publisher

Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris

Geography/Culture

Europe, France

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Lettered, upper center: PROFILS CONTEMPORAINS; lettered, upper right: 1.; initialled, on stone, lower left: h.D.; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript] Pl. de la Bourse 29; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: DEUX CAPACITÉS DE L'ANCIEN RÉGIME. / - Comment trouvez-vous cela, m'sieu de Blois flotté, aujourd'hui tout le monde peut être Député / sans avoir seulement cinquante écus de fortune.... moi, j'avais quarante mille francs de rentes..... / j'étais apte à comprendre toutes les questions.... mes moyens me le permettaient!....; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 1.50; reverse, stamped, in blue ink, lower left: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, / DEPT. OF ART AND / ARCHAEOLOGY; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: From Mrs. Wilson 4/9/45 [Translated text: Two Ex-Deputies of the Ancien Régime - How do you like that, Monsieur Driftwood.... nowadays anybody can become a deputy, even with a fortune of less than 50 Ecus! ...after all I had an income of 40,000 Francs.... so it was quite obvious that I understood all the problems.... my means simply made it possible.]

Course History

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Spring 2019

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Winter 2015

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Fall 2014

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Spring 2014

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Winter 2014

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Fall 2013

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Fall 2013

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.

Provenance

Cora McDevitt Wilson (1880-1975), The Book & Print Shop, Hanover, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1945.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 2445; Delteil (1926), Vol. 6: 1757.; Daumier Register: 1757

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