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Mauzan Le Rat

1920? X. Mauzan, "Le rat qui s'est retiré du monde." French handwritten message on the back. Imprimé en France. 20 Francs from Normand Antiquités at the Marché Dauphine, Saint-Ouen Clignancourt, May, '97.

The rat sits in a pillowed rocker outside his Dutch cheese. He smokes a pipe, and there is a glass of beer nearby. The couplet under the title in the upper left corner of this picture side of the card asks: "Le vivre et le couvert,/Que faut-il davantage?"