- Grandville, J.-J.
- Wood engraving
- Barbant, Nicolas
- Portrait (taller)
- University of Ottawa Library, the Internet Archive
- Cent proverbes
- Achard, Amédée, Delord, Taxile, Frémy, Arnould, Old Nick (Émile Forgues)
- Paris: Henri Fournier, 1845
- Open Library:
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The Devil, in the guise of an old man with horns, has a female visitor shown to the door and his worldly paraphernalia swept away while he immerses himself in prayer among symbols of asceticism.
The caption reads in the original French:
Quand le Diable devient vieux, il se fait ermite. This proverb has a loose English equivalent in
The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be.
Keywords: 1840s, 19th century, black & white, devil, proverb, religious