Marseille, 1808 ; Valmondois, 1879

H. 36,2 cm ; l. 24,8 cm

M0536_79.6.3

Sur ce dessin, l’homme est comiquement représenté, les bras encombrés d’arbustes destinés à servir de cadeaux pour sa femme. Cette scène amusante témoigne de l’amour bourgeois, qui devient véritablement à la mode au XIXe siècle. Si les mariages de raison existent encore, ils tendent à devenir moins fréquents. La relation de couple se veut plus intime : cela est favorisé par le développement des appartements personnels, détachés du cercle familial élargi. Ainsi, les époux peuvent développer une relation et une cellule familiale plus intime, desquelles résulte un contexte plus favorable aux sentiments.

In this drawing, the man is portrayed in a comical manner, his arms laden with shrubs which are intended to be gifts for his wife. This amusing scene captures middle-class love, ; which became very fashionable in the nineteenth century. Although marriages of convenience still existed, they became less frequent. The relationships between couples became more intimate; this was encouraged by the development of personal apartments, away from the extended family circle. This enabled ; couples to establish a relationship and a family unit which was more private, resulting in an environment which was more favourable to feelings.