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Artist: Paul Gavarni (1804 - 1866) Primary
Artist: Jean Ernest Aubert (active 1824 - 1906) Printer
19th century
Dimensions: 8.66 in. (22 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: 2017.35.247
This work is not currently on view

The French text beneath the image reads:
Anatole! anatole! voici trois jours que je vois ai vu; trois jours! mon ami bien aimé venez a soir à L'opéra, je tâcherai de vous, Tire ou nous pourrons nous voir demain......
M. Anatole demeurant rue ____ No.____ se rendra le 24 Aout à 9 heures précise du voir à L'opréra En grande tenue. J'été pour aller de là montér sa garde au poste qui lui sera désigné.
- A Paris, 24 Aout 1846
OBSERVATIONS. Le service est personnel: ne peuvent se faire remplace que le père par le fils, le frère par le frère, l'oncle par le neveu, le cousin par le cousin, l'ami par l'ami, et cœtera; et réciproquement.

Anatole! anatole! it has been three days since I last saw you; three days! My dearest friend come to the evening Opera, I will try to find a place for us to meet tomorrow....
Mr. Anatole residing on _______stree, No._____ will go on 24 August at 9 o'clock sharp, in uniform to see the opera. I will pick him up from his assigned military post.
- Paris, Augut 24, 1846
OBSERVATIONS. The serivce is personal: you cannot replace the father by the son, the brother by the brother, the uncle by the nephew, the cousin by the cousin, the friend by the friend, and etcetera; and reciprocally.

Beneath the image, the artist is identified at the center ("Par Gavarni") and the printer at lower left ("Imp[rimerie] d'Aubert & Cie"). Below, the text identifies the publisher ("Chez Aubert et Véro-Dodat" ; "Chez ------- 16).

(translated by Willoughby Thom, intern, summer 2022)


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