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Les Criminels Célèbres!

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baylac, Alexandre (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 depicting (clockwise from top) the Empress Eugénie as a pig, branded with the letter 'E' and a crown, Emperor Wilhelm I disembowelling the female figure of France, Count Otto von Bismarck, seated and leaning on a sword, and the Emperor Napoleon III standing by a cannon. 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)


Baylac, Alexandre (caricaturist)
Lemaine & Fils (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Les Criminels Célèbres! Métamorphosès. Plier, la Feuille en tous sens. Imp. Lemaine et fils. En Vente: chez A Baylac, Rue de Cléry 59.'

'La Femme à qui en vent. le Jésuite Guillame. Rois Boucher. Von Bismarck mal....! Verhue - Badinguet......!
Each illustration lettered with captions

Descriptive line

'Les Criminels Célèbres!' Satirical print depicting the Empress Eugénie, Wilhelm I, Count Otto von Bismarck and Napoleon III. 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

Helmet; Guns; Dagger; Emperor; Uniform; Pig


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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