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Le Lierre

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print in showing an ivy plant, wrapped round a roll of paper labelled 'Chartre de 1830', with the head of Jules Armand Dufaure. Hanging from the roll of paper is a seal with the face of Louis Philippe I. 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)


1871 (printed)


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. Le Lierre 23 Au Bureau de L'Eclipse, 16, Rue du Croissant, Paris Imp. Coulboeuf, Paris'

'Alfred Le Petit / Paris. 4 Mars 1871.'
Signed and dated

Lettered with caption and name of subject

'Musée Des Antiquités Politiques / ne touchez pas s.v.p.'
Lettered within the design

Descriptive line

'Le Lierre'. Satirical illustration by Alfred le Petit showing an ivy plant wrapped round a roll of paper with the head of Jules Armand Dufaure. of 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

Seal; Charter; Scroll; Ivy


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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