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Fine Art, Lobster Pulling Gnome’s Tooth, Antique Drawing, 1908


Hans Févéril
Lobster Pulling Gnome’s Tooth
Germany: 1908
Pencil on paper, mounted into beveled mat, as issued
Signed in ink and dated in pencil, verso
3 x 6 inches, matted image
9.25 x 12.25 inches, mat

Comical fantasy illustration of a gnome having its tooth extracted by a lobster performing the role of “dentist.” Another gnome assists by holding him steady, while a toad watches from a patch of a mushrooms. A jewel rests on the ground, fallen from the hand of the patient.

German text on verso apparently dedicates the image from the artist to his dentist, Dr. T. Klauber.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning. Mounted within mat, as issued.


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20th Century