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Print - Que Le Peuple Veille!!!!
  • Que Le Peuple Veille!!!!
    Pilotell, Georges Labadie, born 1844 - died 1918
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Que Le Peuple Veille!!!!

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pilotell, Georges Labadie, born 1844 - died 1918 (caricaturist)
    Barousse (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing a female figure, representative of France, standing and holding a sword and with the year '1870' written above her; at her feet, and with its head under her skirt, is a goose. The goose has the words 'Poire D'Orleans [word illegible] 1830' on its side and is held at the tail by a man; the word 'Reaction' is written above him. To the left is a soldier carrying a rifle, his bayonet run through a sheet of paper which reads 'Republique 1792'; above him are the words '18 Brumaire'. To the right is a caricature of Napoleon III; he is driving a dagger through a sheet of paper with the words 'Republique 1848' written on it. 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)


Pilotell, Georges Labadie, born 1844 - died 1918 (caricaturist)
Barousse (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Croquis Révolutionnaires Par Pilotell. Dépot chez Saillant, rue du Croissant Lith Barousse Paris Que Le Peuple Veille!!!!'

Descriptive line

'Que Le Peuple Veille!!!!' Satirical illustration by Georges Labadie Pilotell showing a female figure, representative of France, and a caricature of Napoleon III. 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.





Subjects depicted

Sword; Goose; Soldier; Dagger; Emperor; Rifle; Bayonet


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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