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Print - Le Dernier Carosse (non volé)
  • Le Dernier Carosse (non volé)
    Klenck, Paul, born 1844
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Le Dernier Carosse (non volé)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Klenck, Paul, born 1844 (caricaturist)

  • 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 showing a funeral hearse driven by a skeleton representing Death, wearing the bicorne hat of Napoleon I and holding a scythe. In the hearse is an open coffin, from which Napoleon III, wearing a crown of laurels, emerges and reaches out. 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)


Klenck, Paul, born 1844 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'No. 48 Le Dernier Carosse (non volé) En vente chez Grognet, Imp. Edit. R. des Ecoles, 16. Dépôt Madre, Libraire, R. du Croissant. Arrête! Arrête! cocher! le temps seulement d'etablir ma dynastie - Non! Non! Je te tiens donc enfin cette fois et c'est la bonne [?]'

'P. Klenck'

'Cie Des Dégommé Réunis. (1ere Classe) Des Tuileries à La Morgue Intérieur Gratis'
Lettered within the design

Descriptive line

'Le Dernier Carosse (non volé)'. Satirical illustration by Paul Klenck showing a funeral hearse driven by a skeleton representing Death, with Napoleon III emerging from a coffin. 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

Bicorne; Emperor; Death; Hearse; Laurels; Coffin


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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