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Paul Gavarni, La paix a tout prix

Gavarni, Paul (= Hippolyte G. S. Chevalier, Paris 1804 – Auteuil 1866). La paix a tout prix. Madame selfconfidently selecting a pipe from the rich assortment of the dealer. Pipes à 1 sou, à choisir. Lithograph. 23.8 x 17.5 cm.

Politique des Femmes XV. – From Charivari with the text on the back. – Beside Daumier – with whom he has hardly anything in common though – Gavarni is one of the main masters of French illustration in the 19th century:

“ … between 1837 and 1847 the famous series were published, which show G. at the height of his ability: … Politiques des Femmes … The public was delighted by these witty daily reports, this ‘comédie de meurs contemporaine’ which received a special spice by the risqué, epigrammatically pointed caption, of which G. said that his figures themselves dictated them into his pen ”

(Hans Vollmer in Thieme-Becker XIII [1920], pp. 296 ff.).

Offer no. 6,257 / EUR  101. (c. US$ 112.) + shipping


“ It came!  My plate [already documented as lost] was delivered and it is in excellent condition. I cannot explain all of the delays or what happened. It is in the original packaging that you described and it was delivered by DHL, not the postal service (as  far as I can tell – it was left on the porch [!!]). So thank you and so glad that this long story has such a nice ending. It was nice dealing with you, thank you for the plate! ”

(Mrs. J. C., May 8, 2010)