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Print - Joli cadeau fait à la Prusse!
  • Joli cadeau fait à la Prusse!
    Colomb, B. Moloch, born 1849 - died 1909
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Joli cadeau fait à la Prusse!

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Colomb, B. Moloch, born 1849 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
    Alcan-Lévy (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print showing Napoleon III with bare feet and torn clothes, holding a bottle of alcohol in his right hand and with a dishevelled appearance. On his head he wears a crown of laurels. The emperor is sitting on a map, his heels on the Rhine river. In the top right corner a hand holding a pair of tongs lifts him by the shirt. 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)


Colomb, B. Moloch, born 1849 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
Alcan-Lévy (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Joli cadeau fait à la Prusse! Lefman. Sc. Paris, - Impr. Alcan-Lévy'


Descriptive line

'Joli cadeau fait à la Prusse!' Satirical illustration by Moloch showing a dishevelled Napoleon III lifted by a pair of tongs. 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.





Subjects depicted

Tongs; Alcohol; Laurels; Bottle; Emperor


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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