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The Amorous Courtesan (La Courtisanne amoureuse)

19th century

Louis Hersent, French, (1777–1860)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Lithograph
Edition: One of ten illustrations for Contes de Jean de Lafontaine (Paris: Delpech)
Bibliography: Henri Beraldi (vol. 8, p. 110).
Credit Line: Lessing Rosenwald Honorarium funds received by Heinrich Schwarz (DAC Curator 1954–1972), 1966
Accession Number: 1966.15.2

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  • early lithography
  • fables - Fictitious narratives usually with animals or inanimate objects as protagonists, intended to convey a hidden meaning regarding human conduct. OCCL [November 1992 descriptor moved. June 1992 scope note added. January 1991 alternate term added.]
  • lithography - Planographic printing process in which a design is deposited on the stone or plate with a greasy substance and the surface is chemically treated to accept ink only in the greasy areas. [August 1996 alternate term added. March 1995 related term added. January 1993 related terms added. October 1991 scope note changed; descriptor moved.]

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