Un homme à la mer (Man Overboard)

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879



Hand-colored lithograph on paper

Sur Blanc impression.

Image: 8 1/16 × 10 5/16 in. (20.5 × 26.2 cm)

Sheet: 10 5/16 × 13 7/16 in. (26.2 × 34.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Hersey Egginton in memory of her son, Everett Egginton, Class of 1921


Portfolio / Series Title

Plate 14 from Les Canotiers Parisiens (Parisian Boaters)


Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris


Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris | Chez Pannier & Cie, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Lettered, upper center: LES CANOTIERS PARISIENS.; lettered, upper right: 14.; initialled, on stone, lower left: h.D; inscribed, on stone, lower right: 485; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Pannier & C.ie [ie in superscript] Edit. R du Croissant, 16.; lettered, lower center margin: Chez Aubert Pl. de la Bourse, 29.; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: UN HOMME A LA MER. / -Harponne le donc plus vigoureusement...nous ne pourrons pas l'avoir sans ça! ... - Et toi, tiens lui bien les jambes en l'air, c'est / l'important! .... il n'y a rien qui enrhume comme de se mouiller la plante des pieds! . . . . . [Translated text: MAN OVERBOARD! - Harpoon him more firmly!.... we can't get him otherwise! And you, hold his legs up in the air, that's very important.... There is nothing in the world that makes you catch a cold faster than by getting your feet wet.]

Exhibition History

Art 52, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 26, 1981-January 1982.

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 Hersey Egginton (1875-1951); bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York, 1951; given to present collection, 1954.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 982; Delteil (1926), Vol. 3: 1036.; Daumier Register: 1036

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