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Gavarni (Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier). 1804-1886.

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(L'amant): Nymphes des Bois, connaissez vous Adèle? (Le Dictionnaire des Rimes): Adèle! Pastourelle, charnelle, onzelle, matérielle, récelle, sempiternelle, femelle....Qu'elle demoiselle!

L'amant et le dictionnaire des rimes. (The Lover and the Rhyming Dictionary) July 7, 1839. Lithograph. 7 7/8 x 6 1/4 (image), 10 1/3 x 9 (border), 14 5/8 x 10 (sheet). A fine impression printed on newsprint as published in Le Charivari. Good condition apart from a center fold. Signed in reverse in the stone. $125.

The comparisons become increasingly less flattering. A parody on the excesse descriptions of amateur poets.

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