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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:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print showing a schoolroom inside a cellar. The schoolmaster is standing behind a lectern with a lamp. One boy is kneeling on his seat and is pointing. 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)


1870-1871 (printed)


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 (18) Chez Deforet & César, 64, r. Nve. des Petits Champs. Imp. Talons, 19 Pl. du Mché. St. Honoré.'


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

'L'École Dans Les Caves'. Satirical illustration by B. Colomb ('Moloch') showing a schoolroom inside a cellar. 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.




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

School; Lecturn; Boys; Teacher; Desks


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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