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        Series 'Actualites', Ah! yes those comets they always predict great misfortunes, plate 573, illustration from 'Le Charivari', 30th October 1858

        Daumier, Honore (1808-79); French. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1858. Serie 'News of the Day'; 'It doen't surprise me at all that poor Madame Galuchet suddenly died last night'; 'Ah les cometes, ca annonce toujours quelque grand malheur! je n'm'etonne plus que c'te pauv' madame Galuchet est morte subitement hier soir!'; comet Charles-Quint predicted for 13th June 1857; expected to hit the earth; prophecy of the ending of the world; comete; Provenance: Marcel Lecomte Collection, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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