V’la, v’la l’coco! il est frais (Here, here’s the coconut milk! It’s fresh… ), 1833
Hand colored lithograph
Published in le Charivari August 1, 1833. Plate 69 from ‘Caricatures politiques’ series. Delteil 158, only state. Hand colored wtih gum arabic. Verso bears collector’s stamp of the Print Room of the Grand-Ducal Museum, Schwerin (Mecklembourg, Germany) (Lugt, 2273). Signed in lower left: “h.D.”. Inscribed in upper left: “Caricaturea politiques N°69”; lower left: “Chez Aubert, galerie vero dodat.” and lower right: “L. de Becquet, rue Furstemberg 6”. Titled lower center: “V’la, v’la l’coco! il est frais._ tu nous embêtes aven ton coco, nous n’en voulons plus.” (Here, here’s the coconut milk! It’s fresh…._ you bore us with your coconut milk, we don’t want any more]. A fine hand colored sur blanc impression in fine condition aside from tears at edges and losses in bottom edge and lower left corner and upper left corner with image in tact and full margins.
A woman is selling coconut juice to the workers during their break