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Storytelling in Miniature

Charles Meryon
French, 1821–1868

Cliff Scene, from Rebus: No, Morny Is Not Dead for He Is Marrying Again (Rébus: Non, Morny n’est pas mort car il noce encore)

Etching, 1866
1 x 1 1/2 in.
Museum purchase, 1923.3086c

This image was originally the top of four prints in Meryon’s rebus series, where he arranged various etchings so that their titles formed a message.