Engelmann, Godefroy (1788-1839) after Lecomte, Hippolyte (1781-1857)

L’ivrogne et sa femme.

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

Incl. BTW  42,35

Excl. BTW  35,00

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