Le Poire

Print
1871 (printed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleFleurs, Fruits & Légumes Du Jour (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper
Brief Description
'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.
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.
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)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1622-1962

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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