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'Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni, revues, corrigéses et nouvellement classées par l'Auteur. Études de moeurs contemporaines' (Paris: Hetzel) 1846, volume I of IV; containing 4 series of prints after Gavarni by various printmakers: 39 plates for 'Les Enfants Terribles' (1845), 5 plates for 'Traduction en Langue Vulgaire' (1845), 25 plates for 'Les Lorettes' (1846) and 11 plates for 'Les Actrices' (1846); each series preceded by a preface and illustrated title-page by different artists. Including frontispiece by Lorentz showing Gavarni painting on an easel, his back to the viewer, within a border of illustrations made by the artist, the image Gavarni paints on canvas is used as a vignette at the title-page; Gavarni's biography and list of illustrations at the end. Bound in the BM bindery in green leather with raised bands and gold tooled lettering on spine, marbled endpapers and gilded edges.
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Height: 266 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 180 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1861,1012.1980-2059 for volume II, 1861,1012.2060-2139 for volume III and 1861,1012.2140-2219 for volume IV.
Each text written by a different author, biography of Gavarni and preface to 'Les enfants terribles' by Gautier, preface to 'Traductions en langue vulgaire' and 'Les Lorettes' by Laurent-Jan, and preface of 'Les actrices' by 'un directeur de thèatre'.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni
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