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Print - La Commune

La Commune

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Klenck, Paul, born 1844 (caricaturist)
    Talons (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 205

Physical description

Print in which Paschal Grousset is holding a large quill pen, a pot of ink on the right, and has a broadsheet covering the front of his body. Print from a set of caricatures, broadsheets and illustrations in ten volumes. Each volume is half-bound in red leather, gold tooled and stamped with imperial emblems, title etc.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)


1871 (printed)


Klenck, Paul, born 1844 (caricaturist)
Talons (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'La Commune 9. Paschal Grousset'

'P. Klenck'

Descriptive line

'Paschal Grousset'. Satirical illustration by Paul Klenck depicting Paschal Grousset with a quill pen and a pot of ink. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1871.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.





Subjects depicted

Man; Inkstand; Quill pen


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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