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Un Crime Impardonnable

An Unpardonable Crime
From the series "Voyage en Chine"

Artist: Honoré Daumier (1808 - 1879) Primary
Artist: Jean Ernest Aubert (active 1824 - 1906) Printer
19th century
Dimensions: 7.28 x 9.45 in. (18.5 x 24 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.202
Not on view.

The French text reads:
"Les législateurs chinois, eminemment philantropes, ont montré la plus touchante sollicitude pour le gibier en général, et ils ont été touchés des malheurs de la bécasse en particulier, comme si ça les regardait personnellement. En conséquence tout chinois qui tue un moineau, même en cas de légitime défense, est chargé de fers et condamné à une peine très sévère à moins qu'il ne prouve qu'il avait la permission du mandarin de la commune, du propriétaire du champ, du brigadier de gendarmerie, et du moineau lui-même!"

or:
"The Chinese legislators, eminently philanthropic, have shown the most touching concern for the prey, in general, and they have been touched by the misfortunes of the woodcock in particular, as if it was their personal concern. As a result, any Chinese who kills a sparrow, even in self-defense, will be shackled and sentenced to a very severe penalty unless it is proven that they had the permission of the People's Commune, the owner of the field, the general of the station, and the sparrow himself!"

Beneath the image, the publisher is identified at lower left ("Chez Aubert & Cie, Place de la Bourse, 29) and the printer at lower right ("Imp[rimerie] d'Aubert & Cie").

(translated by Willoughby Thom, intern, summer 2022)




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