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Two boys tease a carnival reveller wearing a grotesque mask, while a third boy blows a horn. Colour lithograph after L. Boilly, 1824.

Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845.
Date
1824

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Description

"Chie-en-lit: Nom que les enfants et les gens du peuple donnent par raillerie aux masques qui courent les rues pendant les jours gras. Une troupe de chie-en-lit. Ils leur crient de même, À la chie-en-lit, par corruption de 'Il a chié au lit', qui se disait autrefois" --Dictionnaire de l'Académie française, 7. edition (1877), s.v.

Lettering

Ah! le chie-en-lit, lit, lit. L. Boilly 1824

Publication/Creation

[Paris] : [publisher not identified], 1824 ([Paris] : I[mp.] Lith. de Delpech)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; sheet 34.7 x 25.7 cm

Publications note

Henry Harrisse, L.L. Boilly, Paris: Société de propagation de livres d'art, 1898, p. 196ff.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 652850i

Language

  • French


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