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Le Plan Trochu (Document Historie)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Klenck, Paul, born 1844 (caricaturist)
    Talons (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 211

Physical description

Satirical print showing the French generals Fleury, Ducrot and Trochu in a garden. On the left is Fleury, pushing a wheel-barrow inscribed 'Engrais Impérial' and containing the head of Napoleon III. Ducrot is in the centre, holding a watering can. On the right is Trochu, standing with his arms folded and with caricature heads of French politicians at his feet. 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)


Klenck, Paul, born 1844 (caricaturist)
Talons (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Le Plan Trochu (Document Historie) Par Paul Klenck. Cte. de Paris, Joinville, Chamboro, Montpensier. Fleury Ducrot Trochu Imp Talons Mé St. Honoré 19'

'Quand on a de la persévérance et que l'on ne veut devant aucun sacrifice, on sait à jour donné faire posser ce que l'on veut dans son Plant.'
Lettered with caption

Descriptive line

'Le Plan Trochu (Document Historie)'. Satirical illustration by Paul Klenck showing the French generals Fleury, Ducrot and Trochu in a garden. 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

Wheelbarrow; Epaulettes; Garden; Uniform; Generals; Watering can


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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