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Title

For a poor American, please

1835

Artist

Honoré Daumier

France

26 Feb 1808 – 10 Feb 1879

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Pour un pauvre Américain, s'il vous plaît.
    Date
    1835
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Edition
    i of 3
    Dimensions
    21.5 x 27.8 cm image
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    South Building, ground level, Grand Courts
    Accession number
    482.1988
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Honoré Daumier

    Works in the collection

    123

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  • About

    Plate 463 published in 'La Caricature', no 222, 5 February 1835.

    A blind beggar and his performing dog solicit contributions of money at the ministerial benches. The dog has the features of the diminutive Adolphe Thiers, then Minister of the Interior, and the clue to the beggar’s identity is given by the top hat with cockade. The money was sought to pay America reparations for damage to their fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. King Louis-Philippe carries bags bearing the inscriptions ‘Bank of Amsterdam’ and ‘Bank of America’.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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