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 in which the German emperor, Wilhelm I, is shown seated, cross-legged, at a table and gesturing to a battle taking place outside. Otto von Bismarck is shown in a black suit, facing the emperor, and leaning with both hands on the table. 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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper
Brief Description
Satirical illustration by B. Colomb ('Moloch') in which the German emperor, Wilhelm I, and Otto von Bismarck are shown in an interior as a battle takes place outside. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1870-1871.
Physical Description
Satirical print in which the German emperor, Wilhelm I, is shown seated, cross-legged, at a table and gesturing to a battle taking place outside. Otto von Bismarck is shown in a black suit, facing the emperor, and leaning with both hands on the table. 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
  • 'Acualités Saillant, Editeur, R. Du Croissant, 5 & 10. Imp. Barousse - Ne trouver vous per [?] M le Chancelur, que cette guerre ne nous sura sapporté que peu [?] de - En effet Sire, peu de Gloire, sans doute.....mais que de pendules....!!!' (Lettered)
  • 'Moloch' (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.745-1962

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