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Here, a great freedom and a beautiful country! (Voilà une jolie liberté et un beau pays!), plate V from the suite La Politique, published in La Caricature, February 27, 1842

Artist:
Paul Gavarni [Chevalier] (French, Paris 1804–1866 Paris)
Printer:
Aubert et Cie
Date:
February 27, 1842
Medium:
Handcolored lithograph; third and final state
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 5/16 x 9 11/16 in. (36.3 x 24.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Michael G. Wilson, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.1137.35
Not on view
Signature: Signed in plate, lower left, reversed: Gavarni.

Inscription: Inscribed in plate, above image, right: La Caricature. (Journal.)
Inscribed in plate, below image, left: Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.
Inscribed in plate, below image, right: Par Gavarni
Inscribed in plate, below image, center: Voilà une jolie liberté et un beau pays! où un homme n'est pas seulement libre / de vendre son nègre.

Marking: Collector's mark of Albert Maroni (Lugt 150b), recto, lower left in red ink
Michael G. Wilson; Albert Maroni; Donor: Michael G. Wilson
Armelhault and Bocher 1175iii/iii
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