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Le Bilboquet

Le Bilboquet

This image condenses, in its entirety, gag n°526 from “Gaston.” Here, we are just moments away from catastrophe! Any artist would have presented the hapless bungler with a crystal chandelier as his victim, but Franquin, in his quest for perfection, draws a very, very large crystal chandelier. This image, in large format, carries a suggestion of Sempé’s graceful touch..

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