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Le Petit, Alfred (painter, lithographer, journalist, and chansonnier; Aumale 1841 – Levallois-Perret 1909). Clément Thomas as forget-me-not – “Le Myosotis” – in boots and with sword including his mirror image. Colored lithograph. Inscribed: Alfred Le Petit PARIS 5 Février. 1871, otherwise as above and below resp. 9¾ × 5¼ in (24.8 × 13.5 cm).

Alfred Le Petit, Clément Thomas ("Le Myosotis")

Osterwalder, Dictionnaire des Illustrateurs, p. 622. – Plate 14 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 five-liner:

« ‹Souvenez-vous de moi› / A dit Clément Thomas le quatre de Septembre (1870, overthrow of the empire), / Au moment ou la foule envahissait la Chambre. / ‹J’ai servi le pays dans un temps plein d’émoi;› / ‹Souvenez-vous de moi› »

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