An Auction-goer
By AUBERT, Gabriel , 1829

Habitue des vents publique. The attendant at a public auctions.

Social & Political
  • Author: AUBERT, Gabriel
  • Publication place: [Paris
  • Publisher: Maison Aubert
  • Publication date: 1829-1841].
  • Physical description: Lithograph with original hand colour.
  • Dimensions: 275 by 220mm. (10.75 by 8.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 15379


Caricature of a Parisian auction antendee. A gentleman who would not look out of place in the modern day Hôtel Drouot.

La Maison Aubert was a French publisher of prints, specialising in satires. Founded in 1829 by Charles Philipon and his brother-in-law Gabriel Aubert. The pair had premises in the Magasin des Caricatures in the Passage Véro-Dodat (1829), which moved to the Place de la Bourse in 1841. They opened a second shop in the Galerie Colbert in 1835; about the same time they established their own lithographic printing press. Gabriel Aubert died 1847, although his widow continued to run the business up until 1850.

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