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Badinguet Au Pilori

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Brussels (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • 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 Napoleon I in coronation robes, holding a sword of state marked 'Gloire et Despotisme Double Invasion' and with a heart on a chain around his neck marked 'Roi de Rome'; behind him is an eagle on a cloud. On the left is Napoleon III, his head hung in shame, with balls and chains attached to his feet. Behind him is an eagle, chained to a post and weeping. Beneath the caricatures are the captions 'Napoleon Le Grand!!' and 'Napoléon Le Petit'. The costume of Napoleon III is lettered with the following words: 'Invasion No.III / 2Xbre 1851 / Mouchards / Cayenne / Wilhelmsoehe 1871. / Policiers / Lambessa / Corruption / Mexique / Voleur Assassin / Le Rhin.....à Reculons L'Empire C'est La Paix'. Each of the balls around Napoleon III's feet are lettered: 'Boulogne / Strasbourg / Vol Des 25,000,000 Banque De France / Sedan'. To the right is a post with 'Toulon' written on it. 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

Brussels (printed)


1870-1871 (printed)



Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Badinguet Au Pilori Déposé Bruxelles - Max Desi [?], éditeur'

Lettered beneath with verse

Descriptive line

'Badinguet Au Pilori'. Satirical print showing Napoleon I holding a sword of state and Napoleon III hanging his head in shame. 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

Emperor; Birds; Sword; Eagle; Heart; Chain


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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