France: early nineteenth century. Engraved hand-colored pictorial sheet of French rebus cards, measuring 10.75 x 15.75 inches. Light edgewear with a few tiny chips (not affecting images), occasional trace of early mount to verso.
Delightful uncut sheet of fifty hand-colored rebus puzzle cards, each card measuring approximately 2 x 1.25 inches. In one image, a pretty young wife chats with her older husband while an impatient young man hides behind the fireplace screen; the puzzle works out to “Je serai fait sortant de lá!” A surprising survival, in near-fine condition, suitable for framing.