- Museum number
Object: Les Échecs
Series: Les Toquades
Plate 15: two men, three-quarter length, seen at an angle, seated at a marble table in a café, playing chess, the man to left has both hands under the table and bends his head forward, the man to right, wearing spectacles, leans his left elbow on the table, his index finger against his cheek; in the background to left, a hat and a garment hanging on the wall. 1858
Unlettered proof on chine appliqué, within an arched top
- Production date
Height: 172 millimetres (inner ruled border; maximum)
Height: 400 millimetres (wrappers)
Width: 132 millimetres
Width: 284 millimetres
- Curator's comments
The Plate numbers and titles are from the Armelhault & Bocher catalogue entries, and are based on the Charles de Bussy publication 'Les Toquades, illustrées par Gavarni. Études de Moeurs, par Ch. de Bussy. Paris, P. Martinon, libraire. G. de Gonet, éditeur.'
A set of twenty lithographs contained within the original printed wrappers (repaired), lettered on the front 'Les Toquades / Album / Composé de vingt planches / Dessinées sur Pierre / Par / Gavarni / Imp. Lemercier & Cie. Paris'.
This is the very rare set printed from the original stones that was never formally published in a lettered state. The only published version of the compositions was printed as Gillotages with a text by Charles de Bussy.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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