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Rentrée triomphale de Badinguet!

Print
1870-1871 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Satirical print showing Napoleon III sitting on a rearing ass which defecates. The emperor wears a crown of laurels and has a placard round his neck. On the right a child looks up and mocks the emperor. Vegetables are tossed up in the air. 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.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper
Brief description
'Rentrée triomphale de Badinguet!' Satirical print by De Frondat showing the French emperor Napoleon III on a rearing ass. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1870-1871.
Physical description
Satirical print showing Napoleon III sitting on a rearing ass which defecates. The emperor wears a crown of laurels and has a placard round his neck. On the right a child looks up and mocks the emperor. Vegetables are tossed up in the air. 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.
DimensionsThe prints in this series are described in the accession record as being of various sizes.
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'Rentrée triomphale de Badinguet! Imp. Coulboeuf. Paris Sonnez clairons, bassons Pour Monsieur de Sedan Sieulieux [?] éditeur, 21 Place du Chateau d'Eau Dépot chez Madre 20 rue du Croissant.' (Lettered)
  • 'de Frondat' (Signed)
  • '2 Décembre / Lambessa / Cayenne / aubin / La Ricamarie / Mexique / Mentana / Sedan' (Lettered on the placard within the design)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession number
E.389-1962

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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