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Art & Design Study Collection
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A contemporary of Honoré Daumier, Paul Gavarni was a painter and prolific lithographer. The name Gavarni was a pseudonym that resulted from a mistake being made about his real name, Hippolyte Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier, during his early career. Beginning to make lithographs in 1824, Gavarni’s prints about fashion and contemporary life gained him recognition in the 1830s.
Series: Les Lorettes
Published in Le Charivari
Original text: Me souffler un amant toi!.. a moi!.. o que tu es bien heureuse que ca n'est qu'Anatole!.. car si c'avait été mon Emile, oh!.. quelle venerable tripotée je vous ficherais, ma poule!
Translation: Blow me a lover you! .. to me! .. o that you are very happy that it is only Anatole! .. because if it had been my Emile, oh! .. what venerable fiddled I would do you, my girl!