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Print - Les Ambulances De Théâtre
  • Les Ambulances De Théâtre
    Renard, Jules, born 1833
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Les Ambulances De Théâtre

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Renard, Jules, born 1833 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print depicting a Parisian theatre serving as a hospital, with a bandaged male patient in bed and a nurse carrying a tray with a teapot and teacup. A poster for La GRANDE Duchesse is visible in the background. 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)


1870-1871 (printed)


Renard, Jules, born 1833 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Paris Assiége. Au Bureau de L'Eclipse, 16, Rue du Croissant, Paris. Imp. Barousse, Paris. Les Ambulances De Théâtre. - Sur mon honneur, Mademoiselle, jamais vous n'avez mieux rempli le role qui vous été confié.'




Height: 25.4 cm, Width: 15.5 cm

Object history note

This lithograph was plate 10 from a series of 32 entitled PARIS ASSlÉGÉ. Scènes De La Vie Parisienne Pendant Le Siége (sic).

Descriptive line

'Les Ambulances De Théâtre'. Satirical illustration by Jules Renard 'Draner' depicting a Parisian theatre serving as a hospital. 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, V&A, 1971
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.

Labels and date

"Draner" (pseudonym of Jules Renard) (1833-98)

This caricature, showing a Parisian theatre serving as a hospital, contains a poster for La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein, an opera written by Jacques Offenbach in 1867.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.602-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Teacup; Poster; Man; Hospital bed; Nurse; Teapot; Bandages; Tray; Woman


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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