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La Rue des Mauvais Garcons (Street of Bad Boys)

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La Rue des Mauvais Garcons (Street of Bad Boys)

Artist: Charles Meryon (French, 1821 - 1868)

Date: 1854
Medium: Etching, dark brown ink on creamy laid paper
Dimensions:
Image: 5 x 3 7/8in. (12.7 x 9.8cm)
Signed: 'What poor mortal was sheltered In this dark hovel? Who once concealed himself there In the night and in the shadows? Was it Virtue Miserable, and silent? Or Crime, would you say Or some vicious soul? Indeed, I cannot say which it is. If you wish to know, Inquisitive one, go there yourself and see, While there is still time.'
Credit Line: Owen D. Young Collection-Gift of Mrs. Josephine Young Case and Mr. Richard Young
Object number: 66.275
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