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Inscription

upper center in plate: LA JOURNEE DU CELIBATAIRE.; upper right in plate: 11.; lower left in image in plate: h.D.; lower left below image in plate: Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.; lower right below image in plate: Chez Banger R. du Croissant 16.; across bottom in plate: SEPT HEURES / Mr Coquelet rentre chez lui.... parole! mon cher, en tout bien honneur une voisine, / 45 ans; petite veuve tiès agréable; mais le coeur n'y est pour rien....; by later hand, lower left in graphite: H.D. 2008; by later hand, lower right in graphite: LD. 617

Provenance

Alberto Borletti; (David Carritt Limited, Artemis Group, London); NGA designated purchase, 1995.

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.