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Print - Titi-Louis (Prince Imperial)

Titi-Louis (Prince Imperial)

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    De La Tramblais (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.278-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 211

Physical description

Satirical print depicting the Prince Imperial Louis riding a rocking horse, holding a bullet and a balloon representing the Empire, and dressed in military uniform. 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

De La Tramblais (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Affiliation de Badinguet Titi-Louis (Prince Imperial). Sur son cheval de Saarebruck. En vente chez Grognet impr. Fait, Rue des Ecoles 16.'
Lettered

'De La Tramblais'
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 26.6 cm, Width: 18.4 cm

Historical context note

Aged 14 the Prince Imperial underwent his baptism of fire on 2 August at Saarbrucken, where from weak German advance troops France gained her one, insignificant victory of the campaign. He is shown clutching the Prussian bullet he is said to have picked up as a souvenir. Shortly after the battle he was sent to the safety of England, where he continued his education. He was killed when he took part in an English expedition against the Zulus.

Descriptive line

'Titi-Louis (Prince Imperial)'. Satirical illustration by De La Tramblais showing the Prince Imperial Louis riding a rocking horse. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1870-1871.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lambert, Susan, The Franco-Prussian War and The Commune in Caricature 1870-71: catalogue of a collection of prints in the possession of the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, V&A, 1971
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.

Labels and date

De La Tramblais

Aged 14 the Prince Imperial underwent his baptism of fire on 2 August at Saarbrucken, where, from weak German advance troops France gained her one, insignificant victory of the campaign. He is shown clutching the Prussian bullet he is said to have picked up as a souvenir.

Lithograph, coloured by hand.
From a series of 10. E.273-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Bullet; Rocking horse

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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