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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 depicting an elderly man and woman in a cellar. The man is holding a candle and grinning. The woman is in a state of shock, leaning against a barrel. 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 (12) Chez Deforet & César. 64. rue. 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

'Au secours! Monsieur Pamphile, Je sens un rat!...' Satirical illustration by B. Colomb ('Moloch') depicting an elderly man and woman in 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

Spider; Candle; Barrel; Cellar


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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