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1882 Wood Engraving Assommoir Gervaise Coupeau Emile Zola Paris Alcoholism XGNA8

1882 Wood Engraving Assommoir Gervaise Coupeau Emile Zola Paris Alcoholism XGNA8

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This is an original 1882 black and white in-text wood engraving of the ill-fated Gervaise Macquart and her husband Coupeau from French author Emile Zola's L'Assommoir. Once a teetotal, Coupeau succumbs to a work-related back injury and soon discovers the joys of liquor. Here, the couple relaxes in a tavern designed to supply the lower classes with cheap liquor, the Assommoir.

CONDITION

This 129+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.75 x 5.25 inches; 10 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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