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Print - L'Eglantine
  • L'Eglantine
    Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909
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L'Eglantine

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
    Coulboeuf (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1635-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print in which Victor Hugo is depicted as a wild rose, with his forehead formed from the moon. In the foreground Napoleon III, depicted as an amphibious creature, is struck by a lightning bolt as a deathly shadow hovers nearby. 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

1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
Coulboeuf (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Fleurs, Fruits & Légumes Du Jour. L'Eglantine 30 Au Bureau de L'Eclipse, 16, Rue du Croissant, Paris Imp. Coulboeuf, Paris'
Lettered

'Alfred Le Petit / 22 Mars 1871.''
Signed and dated

'M.P. Tirard / -Aux ânes de la République / Foulant mon pré municipal, / Je dis: -qui s'y frotte, s'y pique! / Je suis un Chardon radical!’
Lettered with caption

Descriptive line

'L'Eglantine'. Satirical illustration by Alfred le Petit in which Victor Hugo is depicted as a wild rose, with his forehead formed from the moon. 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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Moon; Lightning; Shadow; Flower; Crown

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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