La Caricature. "Edouard! Edouard! voila neuf heures mon ami.." Lithograph.
Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie, Ca. 1857. A caricature by Paul Gavarni (1804 - 1866), French satirical artist noted for his clever observations of contemporary life and elegant genre scenes, and imitated by artists such as James McNeill Whistler. In this image, the Chinese opium war is the subject of the husband's concentration while reading the paper; the young wife is attempting to convince him to leave for a 9am appointment. Signed in the print at the lower left. Magnificently hand colored lithograph highlighted with gum arabic. Damp stain right edge not affecting the image; small chip upper left corner. Light fold at center. Paper size approximately 9 1/2 x 12 1/2" Very good condition. Item #24518