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Print - Paris Dan Les Caves
  • Paris Dan Les Caves
    Colomb, B. Moloch, born 1849 - died 1909
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Paris Dan Les Caves

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Colomb, B. Moloch, born 1849 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
    Talons (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1748-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print showing an elderly man and woman with a cat in a tunnel. The woman falls to her knees as two men enter the tunnel, carrying a lamp, bucket and barrel. Print depicting a group of people standing at the foot of a stairway. The woman in the middle is stretching her back. 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)

Date

1870-1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

Colomb, B. Moloch, born 1849 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
Talons (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Paris Dan Les Caves (28) Chez Deforet & César, 64, Rue. Nve. des Petits Champs. Imp. Talons, 19 Pl. du Mché. St. Honoré.'
Lettered

'Moloch'
Signed

Lettered with caption

Object history note

This lithograph is from the set entitled 'Paris Dans Les Caves', a series of 39 plates portraying life below ground in Paris during the two sieges.

Descriptive line

'Jésus Maria! Les Pétroleurs!!!' Satirical illustration by B. Colomb ('Moloch') showing an elderly man and woman with a cat in a tunnel. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1870-1871.

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

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

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Tunnel; Cat; Men; Lamp; Elderly; Barrel; Woman

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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