Caricatures, Carnival, Frugality fighting opulence
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"Combat Singulier entre Mardi-Gras et Mercredi-des-Cendres"
Copper etching by monogramist G. B. Ch. after his own drawing.
Original hand colouring.
Published in Paris, ca. 1830
Frugality fighting opulence. Frugality winning over debauchery in Ash Wednesday, the beginning of lent after the ending of carnival.
Clean print which had been laid down on 19th century paper. Upper right and lower right corners a bit wrinkly. Otherwise very good.
Plate mark measurements: 20,2 x 36,2 cm (ca. 8 x 14.3")