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Print - Le Poupon A La Mère Guillaume
  • Le Poupon A La Mère Guillaume
    Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909
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Le Poupon A La Mère Guillaume

  • 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.464-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satricial print in which the German Emperor Wilhelm I is depicted as a woman breast feeding a baby with the features of the French Emperor Napoleon III. 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 Poupon A La Mère Guillaume, Par Alfred Le Petit Supplément Du Journal La Charge. - No. 9. Se vend chez Duclaux, 21, place du Château-d'Eau. - Dépôt chez Madre, 20, rue du Croissant. Paris. - Typ. Rouge frères et Comp.'
Lettered

Lettered beneath with dialogue

Descriptive line

'Le Poupon A La Mère Guillaume'. Satirical illustration by Alfred le Petit showing the Germany Emperor Wilhelm I as a woman breast feeding the French Emperor Napoleon III. 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; Bonnets (hats); Baby; Mother

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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