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Print - Le Sire de Fish-Ton-Kan
  • Le Sire de Fish-Ton-Kan
    Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847
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Le Sire de Fish-Ton-Kan

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847 (caricaturist)
    Duclaux (publisher)
    Lemaine & Fils (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.343-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 206

Physical description

Satirical print depicting the Emperor Napoleon III sitting on a horse made out of folded paper, wearing uniform and holding a sword in his right hand. 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

Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847 (caricaturist)
Duclaux (publisher)
Lemaine & Fils (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Le Sire de Fish-Ton-Kan Lith. Lemaine et Fils, 61, r. de Cléry En Vente ch. Duclaux, 24, pl. du Ch-d'Eau Dépot ch, Madre, 20 R. de Croissant A Cheval sur son Dada[?]'
Lettered

'Faustin'
Signed

Descriptive line

'Le Sire de Fish-Ton-Kan'. Satirical illustration by Faustin Betbeder depicting the Emperor Napoleon III sitting on a horse made out of folded paper. 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

Uniform; Medals; Sword

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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