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“- Just look at that! the train that's about to pass is lucky to have a narrow escape.... the whole affair would have blown up if I hadn't noticed in time... - What is it then, what is it? - Why, it's obvious, a needle has been placed right on the rail... luckily I saw it in just in time!,” plate 1 from Les Chemins De Fer

A work made of lithograph in black on white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on white wove paper.

Date:

1843

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

“- Just look at that! the train that's about to pass is lucky to have a narrow escape.... the whole affair would have blown up if I hadn't noticed in time... - What is it then, what is it? - Why, it's obvious, a needle has been placed right on the rail... luckily I saw it in just in time!,” plate 1 from Les Chemins De Fer

Origin

France

Date

1843

Medium

Lithograph in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

207 × 265 mm (image); 267 × 355 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection

Reference Number

1949.966

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