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Print - Les Amazones De La Seine

Les Amazones De La Seine

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rosambeau, E Morsabeau (caricaturist)
    Deplanche (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 202

Physical description

Satirical print showing a group of French women in military uniforms and equipped with rifles and bayonets. In the left background German soldiers lay down their arms, having been defeated by the women. 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)


Rosambeau, E Morsabeau (caricaturist)
Deplanche (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Les Amazones De La Seine En vente chez Duclaux, 21, Place du Château d'Eau. Depôt Madre, 20, Rue du Croissant. Lith Deplanche, pass du Caire 71 Moyen infaillible de faire lever la crosse en l'air messieurs les Prussiens ; proposé par Mr. Felix Belly, inventeur breveté, S.G.D.C.'

Descriptive line

'Les Amazones De La Seine'. Satirical print by E. Rosambeau showing a group of French women in military uniforms having defeated the German soldiers. 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

Rifles; Women; Soldiers; Bayonets; Uniform


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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