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Vingt Ans Après

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pepin, Édouard Guillaumin, born 1842 (caricaturist)

  • 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 Napoleon III leaning on crutches, carrying a broken drum on his back and wearing the bicorne hat of his ancestor Napoleon Bonaparte. To the right is a bedraggled eagle, leading the way, wearing glasses and smoking a cigarette.. 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 (printed)


Pepin, Édouard Guillaumin, born 1842 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Vingt Ans Après Lefman sc. 5.5 bro [?] 70. En vente à Paris, 46, rue du Croissant Paris. - Typ. Rouge frères et Comp., rue du Four-St-Germ., 43.'

'Pépin. E'

Descriptive line

'Vingt Ans Après'. Satirical illustration by E. G. Pepin showing Napoleon III with crutches and wearing the hat of his ancestor, Napoleon Bonaparte. Lithograph, France, 1870.

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

Medals; Cigarette; Eagle; Epaulettes; Uniform; Bicorne; Crutches; Drum


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons; Disability


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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