No Respect for Money

Honore Daumier, No Respect for Money, lithograph, 1841, from the series Robert Macaire 2eme serie, published in Le Charivari and also in the Album Robert Macaire 2eme serie; Daumier Register 883, second state (of 3); a sur blanc impression (presumably from the album, on a fine wove paper without the letterpress verso), 8 x 9.8 inches.

A very good impression.


Original Text:
– Comme tu y vas, on voit bien que l’argent ne te coute rien ! si je te laissais faire, je serais bientot devore.. Bah ! mon pere, ce n’est pas pour vous que vous amassez. Cest pour toi peut-etre, non, non, au train de vie que tu menes, je vivrai plus que toi – Vous n’avez, mon cher pre, que des choses desagreables a me dire


– The way you live shows that you have no respect for money!
If I allowed this to continue, I’d be devoured in no time!
– But father it surely isn’t for you that you are saving all this money!
– Definitely not for you…. looking at the way you spend your life, I’ll surely outlive you.
– Father, why are you always so negative!