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Actualités

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Colomb, B. Moloch, born 1849 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
    Barousse (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.744-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print in which Otto von Bismarck demands the payment of money from the French. The general is show standing on the right, his head disproportionately large, holding a bag of money in his left hand and holding out his right. On the left, a man, presumably the emperor Napoleon III, is shown holding a bill sheet. In the background a German soldier pulls a cart loaded with money. 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

Colomb, B. Moloch, born 1849 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
Barousse (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Actualités. Saillant, Éditeur, R. Du Croissant, 5 & 10. Imp. Barousse Paris Commens, Votre Excellent ne deduis donc pas de ces 3.500.000.000, nos Penduler par Elle enlevéer? Impossible Monsieur, cas ce serais moi en ce Cas [?], qui vous redevrais de l'argeus.'
Lettered

'Moloch'
Signed

Descriptive line

Satirical illustration by B. Colomb ('Moloch') n which Otto von Bismarck demands the payment of money from the French. 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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Uniform; Money; Emperor; Epaulettes; General; Coins; Bill; Sack; Sword; Cart

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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