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upper left in plate: La Caricature, (Journal.) No. 183.; upper right in plate: Pl. 385.; across bottom in plate: Mlle Etienne-Goconde-Cunégonde-Bécassine de Constitutionnel, indignée, suffoquée / ébouriffée et rococofiée à la représentation d'Antony où ce polisson de Dumas a eu / l'immoralité de se moquer de la noble famille Bécassine de Constitutionnel.; lower left in plate: Au bureau, chez Aubert, pass. Véro-Dodat.; lower right in plate: Lith. Delaunois, rue du Beuloy, 19.; by later hand, lower center in graphite: sur

Provenance

Dr. Ruth B. Benedict (1913-1993), Washington; bequest to NGA, 1994.

Exhibition History
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 62.
Bibliography
1906
Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur illustre. 31 vols. Paris: Published by the author, 1906-1926. Reprint. New York: Collectors Editions, Da Capo Press, 1969. Vol. 30 (Albert Besnard) is by Louis Godefroy.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 62.