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My husband’s last passion? See what the daguerreotype says. Not pretty, a common air, and what awful hands…one wonders what a creature like that has going for her. Illicitness, my dear.

Paul Gavarni1853

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States

  • Title: My husband’s last passion? See what the daguerreotype says. Not pretty, a common air, and what awful hands…one wonders what a creature like that has going for her. Illicitness, my dear.
  • Creator: Paul Gavarni
  • Date Created: 1853
  • Set or Series Title: Les Maris Me Font Toujours Rire, album 2; Masques et Visages
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Purchase funds, 1966
  • Materials & Techniques: Lithograph
  • Keywords: husbands, photography, sexuality, social commentary, wives
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Bibliography: Henri Beraldi 263; J. Maherault [J. Amherhault] and E. Bocher 1411
  • Associated People: Created by Paul Gavarni (French, 1804-1866)
  • Accession Number: 1966.4.11.2

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