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Print - La Suite Aux Valets

La Suite Aux Valets

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.499-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing the Emperor Napoleon III in a monk's habit, with a noose round his neck and a placard pinned to his chest. 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)

Date

1870-1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'La Suite Aux Valets par Faustin. Saillant, Editeur, r. du Croissant, 5 & 10 Imp. Ch. Barousse, 10, 12 Cour du Commerce - Paris.'
Lettered

'Au Maréchal Bazaine La France Reconnaissante Un Cordon s'il vous Plaît'
Lettered within the design

'2'
Numbered

'Faustin'
Signed

Descriptive line

'La Suite Aux Valets'. Satirical illustration by Faustin Betbeder showing the Emperor Napoleon III in a monk's habit, with a noose round his neck and a placard pinned to his chest. 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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Rope; Noose; Emperor; Habit

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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