Les Musards de la Rue du Coq (Dawdlers of the Rue du Coq)

Designed by Pierre Nolasque Bergeret French
Previously attributed to Jean-Baptiste-François Bosio French
Publisher Aaron Martinet French

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This pen lithograph describes a crowd of potential customers jostling one another outside Aaron Martinet's printshop on the rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré (now rue Marengo) behind the Louvre in Paris. As an engraver and publisher, Martinet was known for both social and political satire, operating a family business founded in the 18th century. Known for issuing colored etchings and aquatints, this print demonstrates his innovative experimentation as a publisher in the recently invented medium of lithography.

Les Musards de la Rue du Coq (Dawdlers of the Rue du Coq), Designed by Pierre Nolasque Bergeret (French, Bordeaux 1782–1863 Paris), Hand-colored pen lithograph

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