Actualités

Print
1870-1871 (printed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Satirical print showing the German emperor Wilhelm I wearing robes and a crown, while Napoleon III kneels before him and hands him a pair of crossed keys on a cushion. 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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleLe Plan Trochu (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper
Brief Description
'Le Plan Trochu'. Satirical illustration by Ed Renaux showing the German emperor Wilhelm I wearing robes and a crown, while Napoleon III kneels before him and hands him a pair of crossed keys on a cushion. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1870-1871.
Physical Description
Satirical print showing the German emperor Wilhelm I wearing robes and a crown, while Napoleon III kneels before him and hands him a pair of crossed keys on a cushion. 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.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Actualités No. 57. En vente chez Grognet, imp. Edit. r. des Ecoles, 16. Dépôt: chez Madre, libraire r. du Croissant. Le Plan Trochu.' (Lettered)
  • 'ER' (Signed)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.793-1962

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