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ENGELMANN, GODEFROY (1788-1839) AFTER LECOMTE, HIPPOLYTE (1781-1857) - L'ivrogne et sa femme.

Title: L'ivrogne et sa femme.
Description: First half of the 18th century lithography representing a scene from the third book of Tales by Jean de La Fontaine: the drunk man and his wife. The story tells that a man came back home for the umpteenth time drunk to the bones. The wife decide to place the husband in a prepared coffin surrounding it with tools reminding of a funeral. When the man wakes up he thinks he is dead and mistakes the approaching wife - dressed in white as a sort of ghost - for a ghost. On the bottom right reference to the lithographer:'Lith. de G. Engelmann' Lithography on paper with broad margins; total: 378 x 277 mm

Keywords: Art, Prints & Posters Criminaliteit, Fabels

Price: EUR 42.35 = appr. US$ 46.03 Seller: Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur
- Book number: 55563