Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Les Fils De Satan!

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847 (caricaturist)
    Fraillery et Cie (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.966B-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing the German emperor Wilhelm I holding a scythe and riding on a horse across a pond. Behind in is a skeleton, representing death. In the pond are caricature heads representing the Duc de Chartres, Comte de Paris,Prince de Join Ville and another unidentified individual. At the edge of the pond is a frog with the head of Napoleon III. In the left background is a bat like creature with the head of Otto von Bismarck. 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

1870-1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847 (caricaturist)
Fraillery et Cie (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Le Mare Au Diable Par Faustin Saillant Edt. Rue du Croissant, 5 et 10. Imp. Fraillery et Cie. rue Fontanes, 3. Les Fils De Satan!'
Lettered

Lettered with names under each of the caricatures

'Royaute'
Lettered on the scythe

Descriptive line

'Les Fils De Satan!'. Satirical illustration by Faustin Betbeder showing the German emperor Wilhelm I holding a scythe and riding on a horse across a pond with Death. Lithograph, France, 1870-1871.

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

Subjects depicted

Frog; Horse; Skeleton; Pond; Scythe; Emperor

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.