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Allons donc, lambin...(Départ pour le duel): P.767-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Allons donc, lambin...(Départ pour le duel)
Les Métamorphoses du jour


Printmaker: Grandville, J. J.
Printer: Langlumé
Publisher: Lean



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 258 mm
Width: 364 mm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: AD 1829-01-01


Pl. 40 from the album Les Métamorphoses du jour, published 1st January 1829

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Les Métamorphoses du Jour
  • Location: Upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: No. 40
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Allons donc l'eau... / de l'eau.../ Come on lazy fellow...water.../water.../ Eh !...j'peux pas aller / plus vite. / Oh - I can't go faster
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: London 1st January 1829. Published by Mr. Lean, 26 Hay Market
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.767-1991
Primary reference Number: 20652
Béraldi: 10
BN Inventaire (19thC): 6
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 August 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 18 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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