C'est unique! j'ai pris quatre tailles, juste comme celles là dans ma vie; Fifine ma première! Cocotte, cette gueuse de Cocotte! la grande Mimi, et mon épouse là haut dans le coin. [It's unique! I had my arms around these four waists in my life: Fifine, m

What a coincidence. I used to embrace four waists just like these during my lifetime. Fifine, my first! Cocotte, that little devil! The big Mimi! And my wife up there in the corner.

Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879)

Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 0711, II; H.D. 1656


Sheet: 30.6 x 22.2 cm (12 1/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lithograph, second state

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, June 10, 2017 – October 15, 2017


Europe, Prints and Drawings



impression from Le Charivari


Signed on stone, l.l. h.D.; c. Émotions parisiennes; u.r. 27


By 1899, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of Babcock to the MFA. (Accession date: March 26, 2015)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock