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
Not on view
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.
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