1. rq says

    Is it a he? I mistook them for two women in love, the one contemplating delicate, flowery words of adoration while the other gazes devotedly at the thought process.

  2. says

    I think so. Grandville has very distinct ways of rendering feminine faces. Jonquille looks to me a romance era poetic type male face, and the hand, it’s larger, and lacking the delicacy of the feminine hands. Of course, I could be wrong.

  3. rq says

    Ah, now that you mention romance era poetic male faces, I can see that, too.
    I looked more closely, and I think he’s going in for the kiss, while the pidgeon is giving him some serious evil eye for stealing away the lady.

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