L'Eau du Puits de Grenelle (Water from the Springs of Grenelle), plate 44 from the series Actualités (News of the Day) in La Caricature

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879


published March 14, 1841

Lithograph on paper

Sheet: 14 7/16 × 9 15/16 in. (36.6 × 25.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



Chez Bauger & Cie, Paris


Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Lettered, upper center: ACTUALITÉS.; lettered, upper right: N.o [o in superscript] 44.; initialled, on stone, lower left: h.D; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Bauger R. du Croissant, 16; lettered, lower center margin: Chez Aubert gal. Vero: Dodat; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: L'EAU DU PUIT DE GRENELLE. / - Décidément cette eau chaude est très mauvaise à boire / - Oui, mais il y a beaucoup de petits insectes dedans!; inscribed, in graphite, lower right: D.915; reverse, stamped, in blue ink, lower left: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE / LIBRARY / APPLETON FUND [Translated text: WATER FROM THE SPRINGS OF GRENELLE. -Decidedly this warm water is very bad for drinking. -Yes, but there are a lot of little insects in it!]

Exhibition History

19th Century French Prints, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 3-23, 1973.

19th Century Prints from the Permanent Collection, Art 52, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 12-March 25, 1979.


Source unknown; catalogued, 1972.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 324; Delteil (1926), Vol. 3: 915; Daumier Register: 915

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