Nationality

French

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Date of Work

1840

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Initialed in the lithographic stone.

Height

9 1/2"

Width

14"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Dites donc, Papa Drouillet, avec c’te envergure là, vous devez pas nager comme un Dauphin. 1840

English: Say, papa Drouillet, with that spread do you swim like a dolphin?

- Yes, but you seem especially well shaped to float like a board.

Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in the lithographic stone

Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

Concerns about one’s body image are nothing new. In this scene, two individuals representing different extremes of the physical spectrum tease each other about the advantages of their respective physiques for swimming.

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