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Brevet d’invention, capital 3 millions…: P.2458-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Brevet d’invention, capital 3 millions…


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.87 from the series. Published in Le Charivari, 19 August 1838. Text verso (stuck down on card)

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  • Text: Brevet d’invention, capital 3 millions. Comment vous appelez-vous brave homme ? - M’sieu, je m’appelle Godichard dit Boit-z-à mort. - Ah vous êtes le fameux Godichard, l’inventeur de la poudre bitumeuse ! - Non, m’sieu, j’ai pas inventé la poudre ..... Si fait, si fait ! et la preuve, c’est que nous vous offrons cinq cents francs pour votre procédé, votre matériel et surtout votre nom. Vous serez gérant de la société du Bitume Godichard. Qué j’aurai à faire, m’sieu ? Vous n’aurez qu’à boire, manger, dormir et signer. - Mais m’sieu, je sais pas signer. - Qué qu’ça fait ! nous autres, du comité de surveillance, nous signerons pour vous.
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2458-1991
Primary reference Number: 202483
Delteil: 442 II/II
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Created: Friday 3 July 2015 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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