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Nos Gentils Hommes: Le Tir des Pigeons.
Nos Gentils Hommes: Le Tir des Pigeons.
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
29.8 x 20.8 cm (image); 36.2 x 25.2 cm (sheet)
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Continent:
Europe

"Pigeon shoot" reads a sign on a tree; this is also the caption under the cartoon. Two dandies are out in a field with their picnic basket and rifle, watching a flock of pigeons fly away. The man with the rifle says, "There they are for eighty francs, and I didn't catch a single one!" His friend responds, "It's a very expensive dish and not very nourishing." (Virginia K. Anderson 04/17/95)