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Dis donc, Macaire qué que c’est que …: P.2457-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Dis donc, Macaire qué que c’est que …


Printmaker: Daumier, Honoré Victorin
Publisher: Aubert et Cie
Draughtsman: Philipon, Charles (After)



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


19th century
Production date: AD 1838


No.86 from the series. Published in Le Charivari, 26 July 1838. Text verso (stuck down on card)

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  • Text: Dis donc, Macaire qué que c’est que c’thé d’la mère Gibou que nous faisons là ? - Bêta ! C’est du bitume. - De la boue, de la crotte et des cailloux, tu appelles ça du bitume ? excusez !.. faudra que les actionnaires soient bons enfans s’ils avalent celui-là..... - Bah ! ils avalent bien le bitume vitrifié, le bitume coloré, le bitume marbre, y-z-ont les foies chauds; c’est des vrais poulets d’inde, ça digère tout.
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2457-1991
Primary reference Number: 202482
Delteil: 441 II/II
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Created: Friday 3 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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