19th Century School, L. Grop. The Dandies and Municipal Guards, painting

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L. GROP (19th Century)

The Dandies and Municipal Guards

Gouache signed and dated 1871 lower right.

This small scene of 19th century life was done quite maliciously. The two social groups meet, looks are exchanged between the elegant figures and the guards. Our drawing bears a social critique which could be almost satirical. Can be compared with a Daumier work.

The satirical drawing had its glory days during the 19th century as the preferred media for social and political strife.

Condition report : Marks on frame border

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  • Items quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 31 cm
  • Width in cm : 23 cm
  • Frame height in cm : 48 cm
  • Frame width in cm : 37 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2014120564