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Pharmacie Normale

1890?    Two colored trade cards from a series of six, illustrating GA and “The Lion and the Gnat.”  Pharmacie Normale.  Paris: J. Chèret.  $12 each from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, Sept., ’20.

Bertrand tells me that this set is extremely rare and that the other four cards do not illustrate fables.  The representation of the lion is regal, but is this a lion?  The frozen background in GA sets a good scene.  One may need a minute or two to notice the grasshopper’s guitar. 



Lion & Gnat