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Adrien Pierre François Godefroy, Parisian Tea, around 1800

Adrien Pierre François Godefroy born 1777; died 1865 Parisian Tea around 1800 engraving on laid paper Purchased as a gift of the Trier Fodor Fund, 2014 2013/311

What’s So Funny? Recent Acquisitions of Humorous Art

January 17 - May 9, 2015


This installation, the third in the What's So Funny? series, features 6 works that have been acquired in the past five years, all of which date from the late 1700s to the early 1800s. In 1976 the Trier-Fodor Foundation gave the Art Gallery of Ontario more than 1100 works by the humorist and illustrator Walter Trier. The gift was accompanied by an endowment to support the acquisition and exhibition of humorous, satirical and illustrative graphic art. More than 500 prints and drawings, representing highlights in the history of caricature, have been purchased with this fund.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario

This exhibition is included with general admission.

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