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150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian

Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier
called Paul Gavarni, 1804-1866

To Arms Citizens!
Lithograph, 1844
S. A. Schoff Collection
Leonard Hastings Schoff bequest, 1979

Gavarni and his contemporary Honore Daumier (1808-1879) produced thousands of prints satirizing French life and politics. Their lively caricatures and portraits remain very popular with collectors. This print, from a series called the Physiognomy of Singers, was published in the Musical Review & Gazette.

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