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Print - Agonie De La Commune

Agonie De La Commune

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (caricaturist)
    Talons (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

Satirical print showing three Communards by a wall. One of them is standing on the left; one is sitting on the wall, and the other is reclining against the wall. 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)


Unknown (caricaturist)
Talons (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Agonie De La Commune. (10) Chez Deforet et Cesar Rue Nve des Petits champs 64 Imp. Talons.'

'- Eh bien, tas de Faignans, comment allez vous becqueter à présent? / Et la popotte à la porte des Casernes, donc! / - Oui, des Nèfles, faudra turbiner, ou..à l'ombre.'
Lettered with caption

Descriptive line

'Eh bien, tas de Faignans, comment allez vous becqueter à présent?...' Satirical illustration showing showing three Communards by a wall. 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

Uniform; Rifle; Soldiers


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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