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Fichtre !

Fichtre !

Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879) Fichtre ! ... que ces êtres-là sont sciants !... (Good grief! ... how annoying these people are!), 1839 Lithograph General Acquisitions Fund, 1944.189.31

This caption plays on the double meaning of the French verb scier, which can mean both to saw and to annoy.