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Le 4 Septembre 1870

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.465-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print in which members of Napoleon III's government and family are swept away by a broom. Some of the figures represented include the Emperor himself, the Empress Eugénie, the Prince Imperial and Prince Napoleon. 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

Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Le 4 Septembre 1870, Par Alfred Le Petit Supplément Du Journal, La Charge. - No. 10. Propriété Nationale Il Est Défendu De Déposer Des Immondices Le Long De Ce Mur Relief D.Delaitre, 13, rue da Sains. Se vend chez Duclaux, place du Château-d'Eau. - Dépôt chez Madre, 20, rue du Croissant. Paris. - Typ. Rouge frères et Comp.'
Lettered

'A. L. P.'
Signed

Lettered beneath with key

Descriptive line

'Le 4 Septembre 1870'. Satirical illustration by Alfred le Petit in which members of Napoleon III's government and family are swept away by a broom. 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

Broom

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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