The Old Print Shop

Recette pour guerir la colique.

  • ARTIST: Honore Daumier

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph.

    DATE: 1838

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 9 1/4 x 9 1/4" (237 x 235mm)

  • DESCRIPTION: No, 72 from the series Caricaturana. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie. From the newspaper Le Charivari. Translation of title: " Recipe to cure colic: -Monsieur Macaire, my good friend, don't make me cancel this performance, I need it desperately! -Oh my friend, I cannot play, I am in such pain...-Try, I beg you... the public is demanding you; they're shouting, atening, ready to rip out the seats. I'll have to return their money...Come, I'll double your bonus. -Oh, oh, heat some towels...bring some hot wine, heat the towels...I'll triple your bonus. -Keep the heat on...keep heating the towels.- We'll share the box office receipts.- We'll share the box office receipts? Up with the curtain. The farce is ended, the drama begins..."


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for toning, paper fold in lower left corner, and uneven right margin.

  • REFERENCE: DR # 427