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Print - Les Signes du Zodiaque par Nérac

Les Signes du Zodiaque par Nérac

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing firemen tackling a fire. On the left is a water pump into which water is poured from a pot labelled 'Petrole'. 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)


Xiat, H (caricaturist)
Barousse (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'No.1 Les Signes du Zodiaque par Nérac. - Le Verseau - Deforet & César, Edit. Rue Nve. des Petits Champs 64. Lith. Barousse, à Paris. Les Pompiers De La Commune.'

'H. Nérac'

Descriptive line

'Les Pompiers De La Commune'. Satirical illustration by H. Xiat (H. Nérac) showing firemen tackling a fire. 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.





Subjects depicted

Firemen; Pump; Fire; Uniform


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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