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Print - Plante Grasse
  • Plante Grasse
    Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909
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Plante Grasse

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
    Coulboeuf (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1626-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print in which Adolphe Crémieux is depicted as having the body of a potted cactus plant.
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

1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

Le Petit, Alfred, born 1841 - died 1909 (caricaturist)
Coulboeuf (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Fleurs, Fruits & Légumes Du Jour. Plante Grasse 21 Au Bureau de L'Eclipse, 16, Rue du Croissant, Paris Imp. Coulboeuf, Paris'
Lettered

'Alfred Le Petit / Paris. 25 Fevrier 1871.''
Signed and dated

Lettered with caption and name of subject

Dimensions

Height: 24.1 cm, Width: 13.3 cm

Object history note

Plate 21 from a series of 32 entitled 'Fleurs, Fruits & Légumes Du Jour'.

Descriptive line

'Plante Grasse'. Satirical illustration by Alfred le Petit in which Adolphe Crémieux is depicted as having the body of a potted cactus plant. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 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

Le Petit, Alfred "Zut" (1841-1909)

Adolphe Crémieux was Minister of Justice in the Government of National Defence. The delegation at Tours, set up to organize the liberation of Paris from the outside, was under his dithering leadership, until he handed over his duties to Gambetta.

Lithograph, coloured by hand.
From a series of 12. E.1626-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Cactus; Man; Plant pot

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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