In his plays Georges Courteline (1858 — 1929) ridiculed the bureaucratic government absurdities (“Messieurs les Ronds de Cuir”, “Le Train de 8h47”,…). If Fursy is to be believed (and this is quite plausible), it was while attending a show of the Carillon Court that Courteline had the inspiration for “Un client sérieux” which he produced a few months later. Given its success, the play was staged in different locations. Logically Charles Baret, the king of tour organizers, incorporated it in his tours. This passe-partout poster to which a printed banner was added in each town, is in fact a blown-up illustration, (see Charles Baret, Propos d’un homme qui a bien tourné, Paris 1909, reproduced on p, 124).