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Calendrier de l’abeille, 1857 / Lithography.

Lithography and etching on wove paper432 x 362 mm, black ink stamp “5022” to reverse, horizontal and vertical centrefolds. Depicts Diogenes (Ancient Greek, 412/404 – 323 BC) beside his barrel and extinguishing his torch when approached by Napoléon III ahorseback. Top: “1857 | HONNEUR ET PATRIE”; lettering on ribbons (top-down): SCIENCES, TRAVAIL, COMMERCE, ARTS, CHARPENTIERS, IMPRIMEURS, “MECHANICIENS, AGRICULTEURS, MAÇONS, FONDEURS, TERRASIERS, CIZELEURS, CARRIERS, ORFEVRES, BIJOUTIERS, CHAPELIERS, MENUISIERS, VERRIERS, SERRURIERS, TAILLEURS, SELLIERS, POTIERS, PORCELAINIERS, CORDONNIERS, TISSERANDS, INDUSTRIE, COMMERCE | CALENDRIER DE L’ABEILLE | EMPIRE, FRANÇAIS. Below left: “lith. Barousse Cour du Comm. 11 et 12. Paris”; right: “Dépôt rue des Cannettes, 20. Paris”; bottom: “Et, pour trouver un homme, il quitte son tonneau, | Voyant Napoléon, – il éteint son flambeau!” [And, to find a man, he leaves his barrel, | Seeing Napoleon, – he extinguishes his torch!]. Six months on the left and six months on the right-hand side of the calendar, surrounding the image.

SKU: SVFC-0745-23.2023 Categories: , ,

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