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Honoré Victorin Daumier. 1808-1879.

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John Bull jure qu'il est attaché au fils de Théodoros par un lien indissoluble.(John Bull vows that he is tied to the son of Theodorus by an indissoluble band.)
1868. Lithograph. Delteil 3657.ii/ii (with letters). 9 5/8 x 8 1/4 (sheet 12 x 11 3/16). Series: Actualités, (News of the Day), plate 189. Published in Le Charivari August 22, 1868. Text: lower left:A.de Vresse,r. Rivoli 55.; lower right: Lith.Destouches, r. Paradis Pre.28. Unobtrusive fold marks; otherwise fine original condition. Initialed in the stone, lower left. $350.

John Bull was the personification of England. THEODORE III (1818-1868) was Emperor of Abyssinia from 1855 to 1868. In 1868, he was defeated by England and committed suicide. His son was taken to England by the British army.

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