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Print - Les fléaux de l'humanité

Les fléaux de l'humanité

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured ithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.880-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 208

Physical description

Satirical print showing the German emperor, Wilhelm I, seated in an armchair, his elbow resting on a table with various bottles. Two bottles appear to have fallen on the ground at the emperor's feet. 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

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured ithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Les fléaux de l'humanité. En vente chez Madre, rue du Croissant.'
Lettered

Lettered with caption

'R. [?] Derville'
Signed

Descriptive line

'Les fléaux de l'humanité'. Satirical illustration showing the German emperor, Wilhelm I, seated in an armchair. 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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Emperor; Bottles

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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