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Print - Le Danger De Manger De La Souris Est Qu'Ensuite Votre Chat Ne Coure Après
  • Le Danger De Manger De La Souris Est Qu'Ensuite Votre Chat Ne Coure Après
    Noé, Amédée-Charles-Henry de Comte, born 1818 - died 1879
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Le Danger De Manger De La Souris Est Qu'Ensuite Votre Chat Ne Coure Après

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Noé, Amédée-Charles-Henry de Comte, born 1818 - died 1879 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.575-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 203

Physical description

Satirical print in which a cat leaps into the mouth of a man sitting down to dinner. The man is holding a knife and fork in both hands. 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 (printed)

Artist/maker

Noé, Amédée-Charles-Henry de Comte, born 1818 - died 1879 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Le Danger De Manger De La Souris Est Qu'Ensuite Votre Chat Ne Coure Après'
Lettered

'CHAM 119'
Signed and numbered

Dimensions

Height: 22.9 cm, Width: 16.1 cm

Object history note

First published in Le Charivari on 1 December 1870. Republished in the state reproduced in L' Album du Siége (sic).

Historical context note

This print jokes about the unconventional sustenance circulated through Paris. Le Figaro related how a man was puzzled to find himself pursued through Paris by a pack of barking dogs, until he remembered that he had eaten a rat for breakfast.

Descriptive line

'Le Danger De Manger De La Souris Est Qu'Ensuite Votre Chat Ne Coure Après'. Satirical print by Amedee Charles Henri de Noé in which a cat leaps into the mouth of a man sitting down to dinner. Lithograph, France, 1870.

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

"Cham" (pseudonym of Amadée Charles Henri, Count of Noë) (1819-79)

Jokes about the unconventional sustenance circulated through Paris. Le Figaro related how a man was puzzled to find himself pursued through Paris by a pack of barking dogs, until he remembered that he had eaten rat for breakfast.

Lithograph. E.575-1962 []

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Cat; Man; Cutlery; Dining table; Wine glass; Dinner plates

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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