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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collections
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Original Text: LES BON BOURGEOIS.
- Quand en société vous voudrez bien recevoir un énorme coup de poing, placez-vous comme ceci! ...
English: THE GOOD BOURGEOIS.
- If, in public, you would like to get a good hit, you stand like this!
- Sorry, professor, but actually I would prefer not to be hit at all.
- This would be against the rules of the art, and besides, you would have no reason to hit back!
Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in the lithographic stone
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collections
Many French citizens took up boxing, a sport that had been introduced from England in the early nineteenth century. The portly amateur in the lithograph seems a poor fit for the spot, especially in comparison to his rugged trainer.