Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1808-1879

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Date of Work

1847

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Height

18"

Width

12 7/8"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collections

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

- Quand en société vous voudrez bien recevoir un énorme coup de poing, placez-vous comme ceci! ... 1847.

English: - 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.

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