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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rosambeau, E Morsabeau (caricaturist)

  • 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 in which the German emperor, Wilhelm I, is shown lifting the French emperor, Napoleon III, by his trousers. The French emperor's nose is bloodied. 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)


1870-1871 (printed)


Rosambeau, E Morsabeau (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'La chute de Badingue. Actualités No.58 En vente chez Grognet, Imp. Edit. r. des Ecoles, 16. Dépôt chez Madre, Libraire, r. du Croissant. Décidément on ne le relévera pas...'


Descriptive line

'La chute de Badingue'. Satirical illustration by E. Rosambeau in which Wilhelm I lifts Napoleon III by his trousers. Hand-coloured 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.




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Helmet; Uniform; Sash; Emperor


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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