Les Bigavures de l'esprit humain. No.4.Ma fortune est faite! j'ai trouve une poudre à canon imperméable et incombustible.
Paris, chez Hautecoeur-Martinet, rue du Coq. Lith. de Lemercier, rue de Seine S.G. No.55. [n.d. c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph, rare. 228 x 241mm. 9 x 9½". Bit messy.
A scientist in his experiment room proclaims his latest discovery- waterproof gunpowder. Various conicals, flask and books around. He tips powder over a lit flame in a bowl of water, which he has ground in the bowl behind on the table. On the wall behind are pinned a frog and beetle; a foetus in a jar to front left.
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