Madame Tellier's Excursion (Expedition #2)

c. 1945


A study for "Selected Tales of Guy de Maupassant," a portfolio of 20 lithographs issued in 1945, each based on a Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) short story.

Provenance Estate of the artist

Madame Tellier runs a brothel. When she must go to visit her brother in a town 30 miles away for the confirmation of her niece, she takes her girls along as they would be untrustworthy by themselves.On the train to the confirmation, Madame and
her girls are entertained by a garter salesman who insists on trying them on, much to the embarrassment of a Norman couple and their crate of ducks.

13 3/4 x 11"