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Print - Un Petit Avocat Et Un Grand Général
  • Un Petit Avocat Et Un Grand Général
    Pilotell, Georges Labadie, born 1844 - died 1918
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Un Petit Avocat Et Un Grand Général

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pilotell, Georges Labadie, born 1844 - died 1918 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1053-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

'UN PETIT AVOCAT ET UN GRAND GÉNÉRAL' Lithograph depicting Leon Gambetta, portrayed as a great General dressed in red, white and blue, towering over a kneeling General Trochu who is wearing religious clothing and holding a rosary. Signed Pilotell.
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

Pilotell, Georges Labadie, born 1844 - died 1918 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

UN PETIT AVOCAT ET UN GRAND GÉNÉRAL .
Title, lettered below design.

ACTUALITÉS
Series title, lettered above design.

Chez Deforet & César, Libraires Editeurs, Rue Nve. des Petits Champs, 64. / Imp. Talons, Mché. St. Honoré 19
Lettered running below design.

Pilotell
Signed, bottom-left corner of design.

(3)
Numbered above design.

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

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Object history note

Provenance unknown.

Descriptive line

Paris Commune print; 'UN PETIT AVOCAT ET UN GRAND GÉNÉRAL'; Lithograph; Leon Gambetta, portrayed as a great General, towers over a kneeling General Trochu who is wearing religious clothing and holding a rosary; Pilotell, Georges Labadie; 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

Georges Pilotell "Labadie" (1844-1918)

Gambetta, a lawyer by profession, is portrayed as a great General towering over General Trochu, represented as a feeble lawyer with strong religious leanings. In the Provinces the inexperienced Gambetta showed the attacking spirit the Prussian mob longed to find in their own leader. Trochu, in whose hands lay all the plans for the liberation of the city, was inclined to use the oratorical tools of the lawyer's trade, with none of Gambetta's eloquence.
Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.1053-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Ostrich feathers; Caricature; Men; Spurs; Hat; Rosary

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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