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Miser Who Lost His Treasure JLC

1910?   Black-and-white photographic postcard labeled "101 L'Avare qui a perdu son Trésor. – J.L.C."  $10 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '18.

The scene is worked out well here, and in some detail.  The miser's "hole" is a natural indentation in the terrain, and he has his bucket nearby.  Somebody is doing some harvesting with the large basket in the background.  The miser is crushed and the neighbor, with his umbrella and bare feet, has a forceful posture.  Well done!  This does not have the look of a card in a series of, say, six cards about one fable.  This seems rather to be a single view of a fable suggesting its climax and point.