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Print - Actualités


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aléxis, W (caricaturist)
    Barousse (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 203

Physical description

Satirical print in which a bearded man is shown seated on the ground in front of a throne, his left leg raised. Two soldiers watch on the right. 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)


Aléxis, W (caricaturist)
Barousse (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Actualités. Saillant, Editeur, r. du Croissant 5 & 10 Lith. Barousse, à Paris Pauvre Comte de Paris...A côté il y a de la place!..prends garde de casser ton verre.'

'W. Aléxis'

Descriptive line

'Pauvre Comte de Paris...' Satirical illustration by W. Aléxis in which a bearded man is shown seated on the ground in front of a throne, his left leg raised. 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

Throne; Uniform; Soldiers


Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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