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Avance donc, malin, y a pas besoin de sortir! / Deuxième Album lithographique

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Avance donc, malin, y a pas besoin de sortir!

    Title (series)

    • Deuxième Album lithographique
  • Description

    A village gathering, where a man lunges into the pose of duellist, at left, beckoning to a soldier seated at right; the soldier drinks with a companion; a woman watches over the impending altercation; beyond at left, men and women dancing; beyond at right, the facade of a house; taken from an album published in 1824. 1824


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1824
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 178 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 222 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on stone by the artist at lower left of the image: 'H.te Bellangé'; lettered below the image at left with the printer's detail: 'Lith. de Villain'; the publisher's details at right: 'chez Gihaut éditeur, B.ard des Italiens No. 5'; the caption below: 'Avance donc malin, y a pas besoin d'sortir!'.
  • Curator's comments

    This print is number 10 in the album. For duplicates, see 1880,0508.194 and 1869,0410.2026. For Curator's Comment see 1861,1012.671.

  • Bibliography

    • Adeline 22 bibliographic details
    • IFF 29 bibliographic details
    • Beraldi 4 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XIXc Unmounted Roy

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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