Dec 17, 2008 - Sale 2167

Sale 2167 - Lot 44

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
61 1/2x46 1/2 inches, 156x118 cm. E. Bougard, Paris.
Condition B+: repaired tears in margins and image; unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds.
Pedaling on a hillside path in Brittany, a young peasant girl with a basket full of produce is zooming past a local policeman. It seems she has stolen a rabbit and is making her get-a-way. The rotund constable is not eager to pursue her on her speedy vehicle so he just wags an amused finger at her. Curiously, Gladiator used the conceit of outrunning law-enforcement officials on several of their posters from this era.