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Gonge Definitif

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing the Emperor Napoleon III in a green overcoat and bicorne har, carrying a yellow umbrella in his left hand and a bundle over his right shoulder. A crown and sceptre protrude from the bundle and a miniature throne falls to the ground. Following behind is an eagle, his head hanging in shame. 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 (printed)



Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Gonge Definitif Au nom de la Republique Française'
Lettered with title, caption and text

Descriptive line

'Gonge Definitif'. Satirical broadhseet with an illustration of a shabbily dressed Napoleon III carrying an umbrella and bundle. 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.




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Crown; Bird; Throne; Bicorne; Eagle; Umbrella; Sceptre


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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