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Souvenirs & Regrets

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    De Frondat, Napoléon Charles Louis, born 1846 (caricaturist)
    Barousse (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 205

Physical description

Satirical print showing Napoleon III, wearing a dunce's cap, his lower body depicted as that of a pig, limping along on crutches and dragging an eagle behind him, en route for Cassel. In the right background is a sign post marked 'Route de Cassel'. 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)


De Frondat, Napoléon Charles Louis, born 1846 (caricaturist)
Barousse (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Souvenirs & Regrets Ah! . mon chapeau plein de lard et mon aigle de Boulogne ou êtes vous !.. Saillant, Édr. r. du Croissant, 5 & 10. Lith. Barousse, à Paris'

'de Frondat'


Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Historical context note

This lithograph depicts Napoleon III limping en route to Cassel to be imprisoned. Ironically, Napoleon III's place of imprisonment was the Schloss Wilhelmshohe, from which his uncle Jerome Bonaparte had ruled over the kingdom of Westphalia at the beginning of the century. He was released after the preliminaries of peace were signed by France and Prussia.

Descriptive line

'Souvenirs & Regrets'. Satirical illustration by De Frondat showing Napoleon III wearing a dunce's cap, and with the lower body of a pig. 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: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1971.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Pig; Uniform; Epaulettes; Crutches; Sashes (costume accessories); Eagle


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons; Disability


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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