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Le Nouveau Joseph Et La Nouvelle Putiphar

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Renaux, Ed (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2237-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 206

Physical description

'LE NOUVEAU JOSEPH ET LA NOUVELLE PUTIPHAR'; Lithograph, coloured by hand; Empress Eugénie with Emile Ollivier in a boudoir, in the background is Emperor Napoleon III with cuckold's horns.
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)

Date

1870-1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

Renaux, Ed (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Le Nouveau Joseph et la Nouvelle Putiphar
Title, lettered below design.

No. 36
Numbered, top-right corner.

En vente chez Grognet imp. R. des ecoles 16. Depot chez madre r. du croissant
Lettered below design, above title.

ACTUALITIÉS
Lettered above design.

Ed. Renaux
Signed, bottom-right of design.

Most prints in this set are lettered with the names of artists and printers and have captions

Dimensions

Height: 24.4 cm, Width: 28.9 cm

Object history note

Provenance unknown.

Descriptive line

Paris Commune print; 'LE NOUVEAU JOSEPH ET LA NOUVELLE PUTIPHAR'; Lithograph, coloured by hand; Empress Eugénie with Emile Ollivier in a boudoir, in the background is Emperor Napoleon III with cuckold's horns; Renaux, Ed ('Marcia'); France; 1870-71.

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

Ed Renaux "Marcia"

The caricaturist draws a parallel between the Biblical story of Potiphar's wife (who made advances towards Joseph after her husband had promoted him to oversee his estate) and the conduct of the Empress in deceiving the Emperor with Ollivier, the minister he had placed at the head of the Government. Napoleon III is portrayed in the background with cuckold's horns.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.2237-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Man; Woman; Couch; Caricatures; Boudoirs (rooms)

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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