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Print - L'Homme D'Affaire de sa Majesté
  • L'Homme D'Affaire de sa Majesté
    Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909
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L'Homme D'Affaire de sa Majesté

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909 (caricaturist)

  • 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 in which the Emperor Napoleon III is offered a heart by a white-haired man with 'Marguerite Bellanger' written on it; the man rests on a box containing hearts and lettered 'Grand assortiment coeurs enflames'. 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)


Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'L'Homme D'Affaire de sa Majesté. Par Alfred Le Petit. Supplèment du Jorunal La charge. No. 5. C'est un superbe occasion sire, et vous m'en direz des nouvelles - Je ne dis pas non, mon cher Devienne, mais que diable, il faut me diminuer quelque chose; vous savez bien que je suis une Vielle Pratique avis. La charge reparatree [?] ausitor [?] communi cotions avec la Province, jeront retables. Je vend chez Duclaux 21 Place du Chateau d'Eau. Dépot chez Madre 20 rue du Croissant.'

'A. L. P.'

Descriptive line

'L'Homme D'Affaire de sa Majesté'. Satirical illustration by Alfred le Petit showing the Emperor Napoleon III being presented with a heart. 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

Box; Emperor; Heart


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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