L'ivrogne et sa femme


Title: L'ivrogne et sa femme
Author: Engelmann, Godefroy (1788-1839) after Lecomte, Hippolyte (1781-1857)
Description: 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'
Condition: Prenten, Criminaliteit, Fabels
EURO 42 INCL. VATTechnique: Lithography on paper with broad margins; total: 378 x 277 mm
  • Number: 1870547 (55563)
  • Dealer: Antiquariaat van der Steur Den Haag

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