A Fair Reward Presented in 1800 by the Un-Prudish Savages of North America to Louis-Philippe of Orléans, surgeon and expatriate, but still a Frenchman. (I salute you, gracious Black Lady, the Lord is with you.) A Namaquan Ave Maria, plate 466

A work made of lithograph in black on off-white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1835

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

About this artwork

In this print Daumier transformed an actual event from Louis Philippe’s years in exile in America (1796–99) into a bawdy bedroom farce. To thank him for successfully providing medical aid to a member of his tribe, a Native American chief invited Louis Philippe to sleep between his grandmother and great aunt—an offer he could not politely refuse. The depiction of Native Americans as tattooed and sagging figures with eager sexual appetites reflects 19th-century racial prejudices and inverts the bourgeois societal and bodily ideals signaled by the pile of discarded European clothing on the left.

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

A Fair Reward Presented in 1800 by the Un-Prudish Savages of North America to Louis-Philippe of Orléans, surgeon and expatriate, but still a Frenchman. (I salute you, gracious Black Lady, the Lord is with you.) A Namaquan Ave Maria, plate 466

Origin

France

Date

1835

Medium

Lithograph in black on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

203 × 265 mm (image); 274 × 345 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1958.766

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