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Object: Avant la Lettre
Series: Les Toquades
Plate 10: a man wearing a coat and a top hat, three-quarter length, seated three-quarters to left, holding an open portfolio of prints on his knee, observes a print held in his right hand, while the shopkeeper, to left, also three-quarter length, standing just behind him, picks her nose; a stand on the floor and in the background, framed prints on the walls. 1858
Unlettered proof on chine appliqué, within an arched top
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Height: 175 millimetres (inner ruled border; maximum)
Height: 400 millimetres (wrappers)
Width: 134 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
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- Prints and Drawings
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