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Le Jour Et La Nuit

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evrard, Emile (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1947-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 211

Physical description

Print depicting Leon Gambetta and Jules Favre as waspish insects fighting in outer space. Gambetta, with red, white and blue wings, is in front of a radiating sun lettered 'Bordeaux'. A beam of light from his protruding eye dazzles Favre, who wriggles on his back in front of a waning moon, lettered 'Paris'. 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

Evrard, Emile (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Le Lampion Prix 10c No.3 E. Carayon, Libraire Edit. & Imp. En Vente, No6 Rue du Croissant. 36, Rue de Paris Belleville.'
Lettered

'E.E.'
Signed

Lettered with caption

Dimensions

Height: 46 cm, Width: 26.7 cm

Object history note

Provenance unknown.
This lithograph was Plate 3 in a series of 5 'journal placards' entitled LA LAMPION.

Descriptive line

'Le Jour Et La Nuit'. Satirical illustration by Emile Evrard depicting Leon Gambetta and Jules Favre as waspish insects fighting in outer space. 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

Emile Evrard

Gambetta portrayed as alert and fighting is placed in front of a radiating sun which symbolizes Bordeaux, the headquarters of the 'guerre à outrance' faction of the war. A beam of light from his protruding eye dazzles Favre, who wriggles on his back in front of a waning moon, symbolizing Paris. When Gambetta heard about the armistice two days after it had been concluded he refused to accept it as anything other than a breathing space to refit and train the troops. On 6 February he resigned from the Government of National Defence because he felt totally out of sympathy with its aims.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.1947-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Moon; Coronets (crowns); Caricature; Sun; Men; Insects

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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