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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    De La Tramblais (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 the German emperor Wilhelm I in a carnival procession, wearing a crown and robes and holding a glass of wine. Behind him, dressed as a page boy, is Otto von Bismarck, who carries the train of his cloak and two bottles of wine under his arms. On the left are children and in the background is an orchestra. 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

France (printed)


1870-1871 (printed)


De La Tramblais (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Actualités. Pour La Saison Du Carnival, Guillaume Se Deguise En Empreur D'Allemagne. No. 47 Ohé! Guillaume, as tu fini? En Empereur d'Allemagne! T'en as pas pour longtemps! C'est Polite qui sera chic avec frusques [?] pour le mardi-gras! En vente chez Grognet, R. des Ecoles 16 Depôt chez Madre, R. du Croissant'

Descriptive line

'Pour La Saison Du Carnival, Guillaume Se Deguise En Empreur D'Allemagne'. Satirical illustration by De La Tramblais showing the German emperor Wilhelm I in a carnival procession, with Otto von Bismarck as his page. 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

Emperor; Wine; Glass; Carnival; Robes; Bottles


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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