Complete May 10, 1868 issue of L’Eclipse featurning Victor Cochinat. N
Note: Victor Cochinat, whose real name Jean-Baptiste Thomas, was born in 1819 in Saint-Pierre (Martinique). He was a lawyer and judge in Martinique, was transferred to France in 1850, and served as Secretary to Alexandre Dumas. He began a career in journalism, working for the Musketeer (the newspaper of Alexandre Dumas) and Figaro. He died in 1886
Rare original Davison’s ‘Cheap Prints’, produced in Alnwick, England between 1812-1817. Popular in London in the early 19th century, these prints were usually pasted on walls, and are therefore rare as such. Issued in black and white, this specimen has contemporary coloring. This specimen, of unknown title and not listed in the list of 53 known Davison caricatures, shows a highland Scottish soldier next to a Carib indian. The appearance of sugar cane suggests that the setting is Jamaica. N
Note: William Davison (1781–1858) was born in Alnwick. He was a pharmacist, apothecary, printer, engraver/etcher, bookseller, stationer, publisher, bookbinder, librarian/owner of a circulating library, and stereotyper/stereotype founder. His main employment became printing/publishing but he was always dedicated to social reform through education.