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Print - Air connu Partit en Guerre Pour Tuer les Ennemis
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Air connu Partit en Guerre Pour Tuer les Ennemis

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (caricaturist)
    Lemaine & Fils (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 showing a pig, carrying a rifle and headed in the direction of Berlin - marked on a signpost to the left. Above is a clouded sun containing the words 'Couchant / Infamie / Trahison / December 1852'. Behind is a signpost marked 'Paris' and above a sun with the cap of liberty and the words 'Levant / Loyauté / Justice / L'union fait La Force'. In the right foreground is a stone marked '4 September 1870'. 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)


Unknown (caricaturist)
Lemaine & Fils (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Imp Lemaine & Fils Jne En Vente rue de Cléry 61 au 4 Air connu Partit en Guerre Pour Tuer les Ennemis'

Descriptive line

'Air connu Partit en Guerre Pour Tuer les Ennemis'. Satirical print showing a pig carrying a rifle in the aftermath of the founding of the French Third Republic. 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.




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Rifle; War; Liberty cap; Pig


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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