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L'Homme-Sedan

Print
1870 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Satirical print in which Napoleon III is shown seated, cross-legged, smoking a cigarette and smiling. 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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper
Brief Description
'L'Homme-Sedan'. Satirical illustration by Alphonse Jacques Levy ('Said') in which Napoleon III is shown seated, cross-legged and smoking a cigarette after the battle of Sedan. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1870.
Physical Description
Satirical print in which Napoleon III is shown seated, cross-legged, smoking a cigarette and smiling. 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.
DimensionsThe prints in this series are described in the accession record as being of various sizes.
Marks and Inscriptions
'L'Homme-Sedan Sallant Edit. R Du Croissant 5 & 10. Imp Coulboeuf A Paris Messieurs j'engraisse?.......' (Lettered)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.396-1962

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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