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  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rouge Frères et Comp. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Caricature of the Emperor Napoleon III. A profile bust of the emperor is constructed from various figures, including the Pope, female figures and a dead French soldier. Near the base of the bust the word 'Mexico' is printed. A profile bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi hangs about the emperor's neck. 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

France (printed)


1870-1871 (printed)


Rouge Frères et Comp. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions


'Mexico Orsini'
Lettered on the bust

Descriptive line

Print showing a caricature profile bust of the Emperor Napoleon III by E. D. 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

Profile; Bust


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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