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Le Poire

  • 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.1622-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print in which Adolphe Thiers is depicted with the body and head of a pear. Thiers is holding a larger pear which has the face of Louis Philippe I, predecessor of Napoleon III. On the shelf in the background are various other pears with the faces of statesmen. 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. Le Poire 17 Au Bureau de L'Eclipse, 16, Rue du Croissant, Paris Imp. Coulboeuf, Paris'
Lettered

'Alfred Le Petit / Paris 14 Fevrier 1871.'
Signed and dated

Lettered with caption and name of subject

Descriptive line

'Le Poire'. Satirical illustration by Alfred le Petit in which Adolphe Thiers is depicted with the body and head of a pea and holding a larger pear which has the face of Louis Philippe I. 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

Politician; Emperor; Pears

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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