Le Savant (The Scholar), plate 3 from the series Monomanes (One Track Minds)

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879

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1840

Lithograph on wove paper

Sur blanc impression

Sheet: 15 3/16 × 10 1/8 in. (38.5 × 25.7 cm)

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

PR.954.7

Printer

Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris

Publisher

Chez Bauger & Cie, Paris

Geography/Culture

Europe, France

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Lettered, upper center: MONOMANES.; lettered, upper right: N.o [o in superscript] 3.; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16.; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: LA SAVANT. [in bold] / Il ya Savants et Savants, comme il y a Fagots et Fagots. D'abord le Savant qui sait (c'est l'espèce la plus rare); puis le Savant qui ne sait rien ou qui / sait des choses niaises et inutiles, c'est-à-dire moins que rien. Le Savant de ces diverses Cathégories [sic] passe pour un homme grave, profond; il a de très / bonnes places et fait du bruit dans le monde, comme tout ce qui est creux. Il coule des jours remplis d'agréments et exempts d'infirmités, sauf qu'il est / sujet à la croix d'honneur et à l'Académie.; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: GG / H e LD 349; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 77 [encircled]; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in blue ink, center: HR [three horizontal wavy lines; inside rectangle; unidentified] [Translated text: The scholar. There are scholars and scholars, man or things are not all alike. There is the scholar who knows (that's the rarest species). Then there is the one who knows nothing about anything or knows only things of no importance or of no use, which means, he knows less than nothing. The scholar of these various categories is considered as being a serious and profound man: he is in high places and is articulate just like all the others who know nothing. His days are idle and uneventful unless when he is asked to accept the medal of honor or membership in the Academy]

Course History

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

Visions of Modernity: Nineteenth-Century European Art from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Art History 2, May 2-June 21, 1998.

Manet and His Time, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ArtH 87, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29, 1994-July 9, 1994.

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

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

Carpenter Galleries; sold to present collection, 1954.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 349; Delteil (1926), Vol. 3: 860.; Daumier Register 860

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