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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jann, A. (caricaturist)
    Wentzel, F. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing the German emperor Wilhelm I taken prisoner, with his hands cuffed and a ball and chain around his leg. On either side his guarded by French soldiers. 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)


Jann, A. (caricaturist)
Wentzel, F. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Actualités 10 F. Wentzel, Imp. Editeur, rue St. Jacques, 65, Paris. A-Propos / De quelle façon le bon Guillaume pourrait entrer à Paris...........'

'A. Jann'

Descriptive line

'A-Propos'. Satirical illustration by A. Jann showing the German emperor Wilhelm I taken prisoner by French soldiers. 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; Soldiers; Chains; Uniforms


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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