|Method||Lithograph with hand colouring|
|Artist||Pierre Langlumé after Jean Grandville|
|Published||Paris chez Bulla, rue St. Jacques, No. 38 et chez Aubert Galerie Verot Dodat. 1830.|
|Dimensions||Image 125 x 170 mm, Sheet 280 x 360 mm|
Plate No.7 titled '....pour une Consultation, docteur j'en suis; j'vous suis...' or 'for a consultation, doctor I am; I am here ...' from Grandville's 'Voyage pour l'Eternite' 'Journey to Eternity'. The scene shows a man, possibly a doctor, greeting and shaking hands with Death. The pair have removed their hats in greeting each other. Death is wearing a large oversized coat and holding a bicorn hat emblazoned with a skull and crossbones. In the background a funeral carriage awaits the doctor.
Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (September 13, 1803 – March 17, 1847), French caricaturist, generally known by the pseudonym of J.J. Grandville. He is most known for his illustration series Les Métamorphoses du jour containing anthropomorphic figures combining human and animal characteristics which have been considered among the sources for Sir John Tenniel's illustrations in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Condition: Large water stain to lower sheet edge, foxing to sheet, some creasing.