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An auction in a middle-class house (Une vente aux enchères)
10 1/16 x 11 7/16 in. (25.5 x 29 cm)
(1808 - 1879)
Medium and Support:
Lithograph on newsprint, mounted to heavy paper
Gift of Charles M. Carlton
Location: Not currently on view
Page removed from an issue of Le Charivari, issued March 10, 1851, trimmed before mounting. The hat depicted in the cartoon resembles Napoleon III's, suggesting that due to financial difficulties, he was being forced to sell some of his finery at auction.