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Maker(s):Daumier, Honoré
Culture:French (1808-1879)
Title:Chimere de l'imagination. Mon dieu! Si j'allais faire un enfant a tete de Poire ... ou bien un Lob...un d'Arg ... un Sou ... un Dupi ... ah! mon dieu!! un Kerat!!! [Illusion of the imagination. My God! If I were to have a child with a pear's head ... or even of a Lob [au] ... an Arg[out]...a Sou[lt] ... a Dupi[n] ... ah! my God!! a Kerat[ry]!!!], La Caricature plate 244, number 118,
Date Made:1833 February 7
Type:Print
Materials:Lithograph
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris
Measurements:Mat: 20 in x 16 1/16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.79875 cm; Sheet: 13 5/8 in x 10 1/4 in; 34.6075 cm x 26.035 cm; Image: 10 13/16 in x 7 13/16 in; 27.46375 cm x 19.84375 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: upp. l. (printed in black ink): La Caricature (Journal) No 118.; upp. ctr. : Chimere de l'imagination.; upp. r.: Pl. 244.; lwr. ctr.: Mon dieu! Si j'allais faire un enfant a tete de Poire ... ou bien un Lob...un d'Arg ... un Sou ... un Dupi ... ah! mon dieu!! un Kerat!!!!; lwr. l.: L de Becquet, rue Childebert No 9.; lwr. r.: On s'abonne chez Aubert, galerie vero dodat.
Accession Number:  MH 1988.20.18
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Vincent (Mary Wilson Smith, Class of 1926)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Woman seated on couch watches a parade of ghostly caricatures emerge from the dark corner of her room, as she lets the journal, La Caricature, fall from her hand; caricature; political event/figure; pear; woman

Tags:
architecture; buildings; ancient; columns; ruins; temples; people; international

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