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Artist: Benjamin Roubaud (1811 - 1847) Primary
Artist: Jean Ernest Aubert (active 1824 - 1906) Printer
Date: 1839
19th century
Dimensions: 5.51 x 4.33 in. (14 x 11 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.603
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The text below the image reads "Attention! Attention!! Ne reveillons pas ce bon propriétaire, ménageons lui une surprise et allons doucement.... des ménagemens... des ménagemens..." or "Warning! Warning!! Let's not wake up this good owner, let's spare him a surprise and let's go slowly...consideration...consideration..."


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