Faut soigner les anciens!
Imp. Bertauts, Paris [n.d., c.1830].
Lithograph, sheet 310 x 240mm. 12¼ x 9½".
An ageing soldier seated, smoking a pipe with his back to the viewer, outside a hostelry; a serving-woman bringing some food and a bottle of wine while a child plays with the soldier's kit-bag lower right. Other soldiers passing in the background. Numbered '254' upper right. Lithographed by Parisian illustrator Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (1792 - 1845), Printed by Villain, from a series of humorous military subjects which was first published in 1824 by Gihaut Freres. See British Museum reference:1869,0410.57.
[Ref: 22405] £60.00