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Political cartoon, Paris, France, 19th century.


Political cartoon, Paris, France, 19th century.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Lithograph by Venner 'Cherchant a faire prendre des vesies pour des lanternes' - 'Trying to take the bladders for the lanterns'. A figure representing 'The Universe' is about to smash a lantern representing '19th century Progres' . He holds a bladder, suspended from a string, marked 'The Light of the Golden Age'. Printed by Martinet and Trinocq (Paris). Taken from a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton.

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