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Paul Gavarni

French, (1804-1866)

A l’heure du danger…, 1840

A & B 239, state ii/III. Number 9 in the series “Les Actrices”. Published in Le Caricature April 5, 1840. Inscribed upper left, series title: “Les Actrices”. Signed on the stone, lower right in reverse: “Gavarni”. Numbered upper right: “9.”. Inscribed lower center: “Par Gavarni”; inscribed lower left: “chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16.; lower center: “Imp d’Aubert & Cie”; lower right: “chez Aubert gal. Vero-Dodat”; inscribed lower center: “…a l’heure du danger / Mes soeurs, mes faibles soeurs, sans defense on nous laisse! / Eh! comment pourrions-nous sauver notre jeunesse / Et nos foyers qu’on livre a l’or de l’etranger!”. A fine impression in fine condition, aside from minor foxing at upper right..

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