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Inscription

around top circumference: AU MAGISTRAT DÉVOUÉ LES HABITANS DE LA CAPITALE RECONNAISSANTS (to the devoted magistrate, the grateful inhabitants of the capital) / SOUSCRIPTION OUVERTE PAR LE CERCLE ARTISTIQUE ET LITTERAIRE (subscription opened by the artistic and literary circle); in exergue: ZÉLE INFATIGABLE / PENDANT L'INVASION DU CHOLERA / 1849 - 1854 (indefatigable zeal during the cholera invasion, 1849 to 1854); on exergual line: BRAEMT INV.ET SC. (Braemt invented and engraved this)

Provenance

(David and Constance Yates, New York); purchased 2008 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2009
The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2009-2010, unnumbered catalogue.
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