The Most Sacred Duty

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Three women take a solemn oath over the top hat one of them is holding
Insurrection against husbands is proclaimed the most sacred of duties!

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Three women forming a half-circle take a solemn oath over the top hat one of them is holding.

This illustration was published in Le Charivari on April 20, 1849. It is the first lithograph in a series of 10 titled Les femmes socialistes (another four might have been intended as part of the same series[1]). Second state of two.

The caption reads in the original French: L’insurrection contre les maris est proclamé le plus saint des devoirs !

  1. ^ Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre lithographié de Honoré Daumier. Nicolas-Auguste Hazard & Loys Delteil. Chez N.-A. Hazard: Orrouy, 1904, p. 390.
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