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Jean-Baptiste-André Dumas carrying out a chemical procedure. Coloured lithograph by H. Daumier.

  • Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
Date
1848-1850
Reference
2659i
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Les représentans représentés. Assemblée législative.
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Description

The chemist Dumas is shown after he had entered politics in 1848, becoming a member of the Assemblée législative and in 1850 Minister of Agriculture. Daumier claims to show him performing a chemical analysis of political speeches

Publication/Creation

[Paris] (Pl. de la Bourse) : chez Aubert ([Paris] : Imp. Aubert & Cie.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour

Lettering

Dumas. Nouveau prodige de la chimie: Dumas est arrivé à faire sortir de sa cornue un portefeuille!... Depuis qu'il est au ministère, le chimiste Dumas a toujours eu soin d'éviter la tribune, il donne pour prétexte qu'il est toujours occupé à analyser les discours des autres orateurs. h.D.

Edition

[State with letters]

References note

R. Burgess, Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute, London 1973, no. 871.6

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2659i

Languages

  • French


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