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Cham, French name for Ham, son of Noah, was the pseudonym adopted by Amedee de Noe, who was born in 1819 at Paris, and died there in 1879. He was the son of Comte de Noe, and studied art under Delaroche. In 1843, having become famous for the wit of his pencil, he began to contribute for the Charivari, his best hits being on social rather than political subjects. He was a pronounced sceptic. There are several good collections of his comic illustrations, notably Douze Annees Comiques (1880) with an introductory essay by L. Halevy.