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C'est une belle chose

It's a Lovely Thing, from the periodical "L'Artiste"
Artist: Talin Primary
Artist: Bertauts (active ) Printer
19th century
Dimensions: 7.87 x 6.3 in. (20 x 16 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph with tint stone on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.372
This work is not currently on view


The French text below reads"C'est une belle chose que l'amour n'est ce pas po├Ęte, c'est Dieu qui a fait l'amour? / Oui, mais c'est le Diable qui a fait la femme."

or

"It's a beautiful thing that love isn't it, poet, it's God who made love? / Yes, but it was the Devil who made woman."

Directly beneath the image, the artist is identified at left and the printer at right.




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prints
Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use the simple term "prints." With regard to photographs, prefer "photographic prints"; for types of reproductions of technical drawings and documents, see terms found under "reprographic copies."
public domain
Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.
nineteenth century
Century in the proleptic Gregorian calendar including the years 1800 to 1899 (or 1801 to 1900).

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