Comme quoi la gymnastique forme les membres mais deforme le nez (Exercise shapes the limbs but it deforms the nose), plate 7 from the series Professeurs et Moutards (Teachers and Kids) in Le Charivari

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879


published December 27, 1845

Lithograph on paper

Image: 7 5/8 × 9 9/16 in. (19.4 × 24.3 cm)

Sheet: 9 15/16 × 14 9/16 in. (25.3 × 37 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Robert Dance, Class of 1977



Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris


Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Lettered, upper center: PROFESSEURS ET MOUTARDS.; lettered, upper right: 7.; inscribed, on stone, lower left: 834; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Aubert & [ie in superscript] Pl. de la Bourse, 29.; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: Comme quoi la gymnastique forme les membres, mais déforme le nez.

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.


Robert Dance, New York; given to present collection, 1994.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904): 2419; Delteil (1926), Vol.5: 1444.; Daumier Register: 1444

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