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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Levy, Alphonse Jacques (Said), born 1843 - died 1918 (caricaturist)
    Coulboeuf (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

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.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)


1870 (printed)


Levy, Alphonse Jacques (Said), born 1843 - died 1918 (caricaturist)
Coulboeuf (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'L'Homme-Sedan Sallant Edit. R Du Croissant 5 & 10. Imp Coulboeuf A Paris Messieurs j'engraisse?.......'

Descriptive line

'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.

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; Cigarette


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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