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Actualités

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aléxis, W (caricaturist)
    Barousse (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.894-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing emperor Wilhelm I and Count Otto von Bismarck standing in front of a wall with sign marked 'Route De Paris'. The emperor is holding onto Bismarck's arm, and Bismarck has removed his hat. 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

Aléxis, W (caricaturist)
Barousse (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Actualités. Saillant, Editr. r. du Croissant. 5 & 10. Lith, Barousse, à Paris A pas peu Guillaume'
Lettered

'W. Alexis'
Signed

Descriptive line

'A pas peu Guillaume'. Satirical illustration by W. Alexis showing emperor Wilhelm I and Count Otto von Bismarck standing in front of a wall with sign marked 'Route De Paris'. 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

Emperor; General; Swords; Uniform

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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