Original watercolor painting on paper, 9 3/4 x 12 5/8 inches. Signed and dated by Albert Guillaume, and inscribed, “Au Docteur Balzer un témoignage de reconnaissance et de bien vive sympathie.” Upper margin with publication notes, lower margin with lines of dialogue, presumably accompanying the illustration. Mounted on board; very good.
§ Original painting by French artist Albert Guillaume (1873-1942) a leading caricaturist during the Belle Époque. While remembered for his poster art he also did oil paintings. Journal amusant was a French weekly satirical magazine published from 1856 until 1933. Item #108189