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J'veux qui m'batte, moi!

I want [he] who beats me!
Artist: Auguste Raffet (1804 - 1860) Primary
Artist: Jean François Gihaut (active ) Printer
Date: ca. 1836
19th century
Dimensions: 6.1 x 7.87 in. (15.5 x 20 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: 2017.35.450
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This print depicts a scene of two well-dressed gentlemen intervening between a poorer pair after a scene of domestic violence. The French text reads "J'veux qui m'batte, moi! C'est mon homme!... si ça lui fait plaisir à c'pauvre chèri!! est libre, j'suis sa moitié..."


"I want [he] who beats me! That's my man...! if that makes poor darling happy! ...he is free, I am his other half..."

Directly beneath the image, the printer is identified at left, and their Paris address at right.


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