The text in French below the print reads:
-- "Ils sont nes le meme
jour .. on tuera l'un pour l'anniversaire de
"They were born the same day. We'll kill one
of them for the birthday of the other one"
The famous french artist Benjamin Rabier (1864-1939) is perhaps best known for the laughing
cow he created for the "Vache Qui Rit" cheese.
Born in La Roche sur Yon in 1864, he began his
career as an artist at the famous Lorraine printing
enterprise Epinal and later began publishing
carictaures and drawings for periodicals. From
around 1906 Rabier specialized in Children's
books, many of them illustrated with farm animals.
One of the most popular of these was the duck
named Gédéon. This lithograph
comes from a publication printed in 1906.
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 inches
Condition: Paper lightly
but evenly browned with age, which in our view
adds caracter to the piece.