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Mr. Martin-Pêcheur apportant à dîner à sa famille / Les Métamorphoses du Jour

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0712.591

  • Title (object)

    • Mr. Martin-Pêcheur apportant à dîner à sa famille

    Title (series)

    • Les Métamorphoses du Jour
  • Description

    Plate 36; satire showing a man with kingfisher's head bringing a fish to his wife and children. 1829 Hand-coloured lithograph

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1829
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 179 millimetres (printed area)
    • Width: 209 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on stone, lettered with title and production detail: 'Lith. de Langlumé'; lettered beneath the lithograph with publication details: 'chez Bulla rue St. Jacques, N.38.' and 'et chez Martinet rue du Coq.'
  • Curator's comments

    'Les Métamorphoses du Jour' is one of the most successful series of lithographs that Grandville made. The first edition was published by Bulla and Martinet between 1829 and 1830. Since the publication of the first plates the success was so remarkable, that Bulla and Martinet decided in 1829 to publish a bilingual edition (French and English) although the first French edition was not yet entirely published. The present print is part of the biligual edition of 1829.

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  • Bibliography

    • Harent 2003 36 bibliographic details
    • IFF 6 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XIXc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Les Métamorphoses du Jour
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1856,0712.591

Plate 36; satire showing a man with kingfischer head bringing a fish to his family with five children and the wife, all with kingfischer head.  1829 Hand-coloured lithograph

Plate 36; satire showing a man with kingfischer head bringing a fish to his family with five children and the wife, all with kingfischer head. 1829 Hand-coloured lithograph

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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