Paul Gavarni (French, 1804–1866) Quand on dit qu'on a une femme...(When you say you have a woman...), 1842 Lithograph Gift of Eugene L. Garbaty, 1951.79.8
A subtext in much of Gavarni’s work is the tense power dynamics between the sexes. This young bachelor is a hen-pecked husband in the making.
Quand on dit qu’on a une femme, ça veut dire qu’une femme vous a.
When you say you have a woman, what that really means is that a woman has you.