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Paris Incendié

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    24/05/1871-25/05/1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    Barousse (lithographer)

  • 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 depicting the bombed out ruins of the theatre of Porte St. Martin, flanked by a soldier and a raggedly dressed figure. Above is a coat of arms. 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)


24/05/1871-25/05/1871 (printed)


Unknown (artist)
Barousse (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Paris Incendié. No.3 / Théatre de la Porte St. Martin Lith. Barousse, à Paris.'

'(24 & 25 Mai 1871).'

Lettered with body text

Descriptive line

'Théatre de la Porte St. Martin'. Print depicting the bombed out ruins of the theatre of Porte St. Martin. 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.




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Soldier; Theatre; Coat of arms; Flag


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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