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Il défend l'orphelin et la veuve, à moins pourtant qu'il n'attaque la veuve et l'orphelin.

Il défend l'orphelin et la veuve, à moins pourtant qu'il n'attaque la veuve et l'orphelin.
Il défend l'orphelin et la veuve, à moins pourtant qu'il n'attaque la veuve et l'orphelin.

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Publisher / Artist : DAUMIER, H. 
Title : Il défend l'orphelin et la veuve, à moins pourtant qu'il n'attaque la veuve et l'orphelin. 
Published : Paris, 1848 
Size : 230 x 195mm. 
Colouring : Uncoloured. 
Condition : Lithography printed on white wove paper without text on the verso. Some minor spotting. Good impression. Size of paper : 330 x 250mm. 



Second state (of 2), with text, numbered 22. From "Les Gens de Justice", published " Chez Auber & Cie, Pl. de la Bourse,29". Text below image : He graciously defends the orphan and the widow, that is unless he attacks the widow and the orphan.

Around the mid-1840s Daumier started publishing his famous caricatures depicting members of the legal profession, known as 'Les Gens de Justice', a scathing satire about judges, defendants, attorneys and corrupt, greedy lawyers in general. A number of extremely rare albums appeared on white paper, covering 39 different legal themes, of which 37 had previously been published in the Charivari. It is said that Daumier's own experience as an employee in a bailiff's office during his youth may have influenced his rather negative attitude towards the legal profession.

Known chiefly as a political and social satirist, Honoré DAUMIER (1808-1879) used the printmaking process of lithography, still relatively new at the time, to contribute cartoons and caricatures to French news weeklies.

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