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Paul Gavarni

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From the series "D'après Nature," no. 29

Artist: Paul Gavarni (1804 - 1866) Primary
Artist: Alfred Lemercier (active ) Printer
19th century
Dimensions: 7.87 x 6.42 in. (20 x 16.3 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: 2017.35.18
Not on view.

The French inscription below the image reads:

– Mon homme et le tien, vois-tu, Phèmie.....
– Deux brigands !
– Et nous n'aurons pas la chance d'en voir seulement un des deux pendu.
– Pour avoir tué l'aut'e"

– My man and yours , you see, Phèmie.....
– Two bandits!
– We will only see of them hanged instead of two.
– Because we killed the other.

Beneath the image, the artist is identified ("par Gavarni").

(translated by Willoughby Thom, intern, summer 2022)

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