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Les metamorphoses du jour, no. 40

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Grandville, J. J., 1803-1847
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1 print : lithograph ; 18 x 24 cm.
Publisher inscribed in lower right beneath image: chez Bulla, rue St. Jacques no. 38; chez Martinet, rue du Coq.
Hand-colored lithograph depicts various people with heads of animals. A man with the head of a horse and another man whose head is only seen from the back are walking out of a door, away from a woman with the head of a dog who holds another woman with the head of a fish. To their left is a man with the head of a snail.
Image is captioned: Allons donc lambin, de l'eau, de l'eau = Come on lazy fellow, water, water; Eh! j'peux pas aller plus vite = Oh, I can't go faster.
This is one in a series of prints by Grandville caricaturing the Parisian bourgeoisie.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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