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Le Petit, Alfred (painter, lithographer, journalist, and chansonnier; Aumale 1841 – Levallois-Perret 1909). M.M. Emmanuel & Étienne Arago. The writers and, particularly Étienne (this also briefly mayor of Paris and by this predecessor of Ferry), participants of all revolutions, members of the National Assembly, and, Emmanuel as a lawyer, defender of the Czar assassin Berezovski, as cherries – “Les Cerises” – at the ear of the Maid of Orléans crowned by the Gallic cock. Colored lithograph. Inscribed: Alfred Le Petit 11 mars 1871, otherwise as above and below resp. 9⅝ × 5¼ in (24.5 × 13.4 cm).

Alfred Le Petit, M.M. Emmanuel & Étienne Arago ("Les Cerises")

Osterwalder, Dictionnaire des Illustrateurs, p. 622. – Plate 26 of Le Petit’s Fleurs, Fruits & Légumes du Jour. – With the address of L’Éclipse and that of the printer Coulbœuf, both Paris. – With H. Briollet’s quatrain:

« Sans se conduire, voyez-vous, / Comme la belle Boulangère, / La République a des bijoux, / Certes, qui ne lui coûtent guère. »

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