Le Cholera.Pardon, mon Capitaine. Ma[...] crois bien que c’est en donnant une poignée de mans au camarade [...]ntre, que j’aurai attrapé la pidérnie regnante......vu que’il sori de l’hopital y a huit jours.
Boulevard des Italiens No.5.
Lithograph. 228 x 183mm. 9 x 7¼". Stain in the title area. Some text missing.
Cholera didn't reach France until the second pandemic between 1829 and 1831, at which point 20,000 succumbed in Paris and 100,000 deaths in all of France. Here a scene of soldiers and their captain drinking away their pains and sorrows at a local street-side bar. One soldier is particularly drunk, hardly holding himself up against a senior officer.
[Ref: 16816] £60.00