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Print - Les Peuples sont Égaux Sous Le Pressoir

Les Peuples sont Égaux Sous Le Pressoir

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (caricaturist)
    Lemaine & Fils (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.855-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 210

Physical description

Satirical print showing the German emperor Wilhelm I and the French emperor Napoleon III turning a press in which human bodies are being crushed. Blood pours from a spout and into a bucket on the ground. 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

Unknown (caricaturist)
Lemaine & Fils (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Vendanges Imperiales et Royales, / Suc.té Badhing-Guillaume et Cie.'
Lettered within the design

'Imp. Lemaine & Fils Jre. En Vente rue du Cléry, 61, au 2me Les Peuples sont Égaux Sous Le Pressoir'
Lettered

Descriptive line

'Les Peuples sont Égaux Sous Le Pressoir'. Satirical illustration showing the German emperor Wilhelm I and the French emperor Napoleon III turning a press in which human bodies are being crushed. 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

Subjects depicted

Press; Corpses; Bucket; Emperors; Uniform

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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