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Autre temps. autres moeurs

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)
    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-71 (made)
    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stick (caricaturist)
    Lubin (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.432-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 208

Physical description

Satirical print in which the French Imperial family (Napoleon III, The Empress Eugénie and The Prince Imperial) are depicted as a three-man performing band. The Prince Imperial is shown with the body of a monkey, on the ground. Napoleon III stands on the right, grinding an organ, while the Empress Eugénie stands on the left and is holding a tambourine. 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 (made)
Paris (printed)

Date

1870-71 (made)
1870-1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

Stick (caricaturist)
Lubin (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Autre temps. autres moeurs. En Vente chez Prouté, 44 rue Descartes. / Lith. Lubin, 11. rue Séguier, Paris. / Dépôt chez Saillant, 5 & 1O rue du Croissant
Lettered

'Stick'
Singed

'Concert Populaire Eugénie chanteuse legère Badingue comique de genre. Exercices de Légertés par Badingue fils / Badingue pere Idiot-comique Distingué'
Lettered within the design

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm, Width: 23.5 cm

Historical context note

The Parisian caricaturists depicted the Imperial family following a variety of occupations in exile. In fact they lived in dignified retirement, at Chislehurst, Kent, waiting for a chance to return to power in France.

Descriptive line

'Autre temps. autres moeurs'. Satirical illustration by Stick in which the French Imperial family (Napoleon III, The Empress Eugénie and The Prince Imperial) are depicted as a three-man performing band. 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.

Labels and date

Stick

The caricaturists depicted the Imperial family following a variety of occupations in exile. Here they are presented as a three-man performing band.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.432-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Men; Band; Monkeys (animals); Umbrella; Woman; Tambourine

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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