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        Series 'La Comete de 1857', The German astronomer releasing a famous duck, plate 6, illustration from 'Le Charivari', 17th March 1857

        Daumier, Honore (1808-79); French. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1857. Serie 'The comet of 1857'; comet Charles-Quint predicted for 13th June 1857; expected to hit the earth; prophecy of the ending of the world; 'L'astronome allemand lachant un fameux canard'; duck means rumour; Provenance: Marcel Lecomte Collection, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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