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Les Signes du Zodiaque par Nérac

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Xiat, H (caricaturist)
    Barousse (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1491-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing Gustave Courbet supporting the Vendôme column with his left thumb and holding a model of the Place St. Georges in his right hand. 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

Xiat, H (caricaturist)
Barousse (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'No.4 Les Signes du Zodiaque par Nérac. Le Taureau G. Courbet. Deforet & César, Ed. Rue Nve. des Petits Champs 64. Lith. Barousse, à Paris. Exercice Trés Dangereux (se mefier des Courbet....ures.)'
Lettered

'H. Nérac'
Signed

Descriptive line

'Exercice Tres Dangereux (se mefier des Courbet....ures)'. Satirical illustration by H. Xiat (H. Nérac) showing Gustave Courbet supporting the Vendôme column with his left thumb and holding a model of the Place St. Georges. 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

Artist; Column; Vendôme Column

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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