Diogène et Alcibiade a l'Odéon (Diogenes and Alcibiades at the Odeon), plate 121 from the series Actualités (News of the Day)

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879



Lithograph on wove paper

Sur Blanc impression

Sheet: 13 1/4 × 10 3/8 in. (33.7 × 26.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Philip Hofer



Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris


Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris


Europe, France


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Lettered, upper center: ACTUALITÉS.; lettered, upper right: N.o [o in superscript] 121.; initialled, on stone, lower left: h.D; inscribed, on stone, lower right: 860; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Aubert Pl. de la Bourse, 29.; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: DIOGÈNE ET ALCIBIADE A L'ODÉON. / - Ah! c'moderne... ça un homme.... n'y a pas même moyen de l'mordre aux mollets!.. [Translated text: DIOGENES AND ALCIBIADE AT THE ODEON. -Ah! that's modern...that's a man...you can't even get close enough to bite his leg!...]

Exhibition History

Rembrandt to Manet, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 28-February 13, 1977.

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


Collected by Philip Hofer (1898-1984), Cambridge, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 1948.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 3527; Delteil (1926), Vol. 5: 1471; Daumier Register: 1471

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