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Print - Basse-Cour Impèriale Et Royale

Basse-Cour Impèriale Et Royale

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herluison (caricaturist)
    Lemaine & Fils (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print with a caricature head of the Emperor Napoleon III which transforms into a caricature of the German Emperor Wilhelm I. 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)


Herluison (caricaturist)
Lemaine & Fils (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Basse-Cour Impèriale Et Royale Badinguet Guillame et Gie Imp. Lemaine, 61, r. de Clery [?]'

Descriptive line

'Basse-Cour Impèriale Et Royale'. Satirical illustration by Herluison with a caricature head of Napoleon III which transforms into the Germany Emperor Wilhelm I. 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.





Subjects depicted

Bicorne; Emperor; Helmet


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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