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Fables, from the periodical "Le Charivari"

Artist: Paul Gavarni (1804 - 1866) Primary
Artist: François Nicolas Martinet (1739 - after 1796) Publisher
Artist: Destouches Printer
Date: 1854
19th century
Dimensions: 7.87 x 6.5 in. (20 x 16.5 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.204
Not on view.

Beneath the image, the printer is identified at lower left ("Lith[ographie] Destouches, 28, rue Paradis Pre-Paris") and the publisher at lower right ("Maison Martinet, 41, r[ue] Vivienne et 11 rue du Coq").

The French text reads:

– Elle dort! voici qui parle dans son rêve......écoutons !....
–Alfred...jamais je n'oserai te dire.....que j'ai absolument besoin demain d'un billet de Cinq Cents francs !.....
– Diable, elle a le sommeil terriblement lourd pour moi.....n'attendons pas qu'elle s'éveille.....filons!...


– She's sleeping!...She is speaking in her sleep......listen!....
– Alfred..I wouldn't dare to tell you......that I absolutely need to ask you for five hundred francs !...
– Hell, she is sleeping too soundly for me ....we mustn't wait to wake her up .... get up!

(translated by Willoughby Thom, intern, summer 2022)

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