Satirical cartoon by Honoré Daumier

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Cartoon showing a man looking at four different corsets in a shop window, which remind him of the women he has had in his life. The French caption translates to: "Amazing! I've had four sizes just like that in my life, Fifi my first! Cocotte, that bitch cocotte! The grand Mimi and my wife up in the corner". The image is a colour sketch. It may be a satirical commentary on the suggestive effects of underwear being displayed openly.

Administrative / Biographical History

Satirical cartoon by Honoré Daumier, who was well known for his caricatures on French social and political issues. Published by Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16, who were known for their publishing of caricatures in France.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

The source is unknown, but it was likely purchased as a teaching resource for the School of Corsetry, now known as Contour Fashion.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The image is in good condition.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.