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  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Régamey, Felix Élie, born 1844 - died 1907 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1083-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 207

Physical description

'LA RÉPUBLIQUE A OUTRANCE'; Process engraving depicting a woman, symbolizing France, lies exhausted on the ground, Gambetta kneels beside her whilst Favre takes her pulse. In the background stand German soldiers, led by the Emperor and Otto von Bismarck and accompanied by Napoleon III. Signed Régamey.
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

Régamey, Felix Élie, born 1844 - died 1907 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'La République à Outrance'
Newspaper title, lettered above design.

'LE LAMPION'
Series title, lettered above design.

'JULES TANT-PIS - 'Lorsqu' à la fin de janvier, nous nous sommes résignés à essayer de traiter, il etait bien tard'. (Paris, 6 février.) / LÉON TANT-MIEUX. - 'Paris a succombé, Aux armes! Vive la France! Vive la République!' (Bordeaux, 31 janvier.)'
Lettered below design.

'En Vente: 5, Rue Taranne Meceredi 8 Février 1871. 10 centimes. Liste de la Republique A Outrance, Pouvant Servir De Bulletin De Vote Paris. -Imp. Dubuisson et Ce.-714'
Lettered running below design.

'Régamey'
Signed bottom-left of design

'Numéro 1'
Numbered

'Bordeaux / Paris'
Lettered within design.

Dimensions

Height: 42.5 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Object history note

Provenance unknown.
This engraving was in the first number of the newspaper La République à Outrance, published 8 February 1871.

Descriptive line

Satirical illustration from 'La République A Outrance' by Felix Élie Régamey. France lies exhausted on the ground, Gambetta kneels beside her whilst Favre takes her pulse. Process engraving, 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: 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

Felix Élie Régamey (1844-1907)

This caricature, published the day France went to the polls to elect the National Assembly, is based on the issue uppermost in all the voters' minds: peace or war. While Gambetta urges 'France', who has fallen exhausted to the ground, to fight on to the very end, Favre, in favour of peace, takes her pulse. In the background the Germans led by the Emperor and Bismarck and accompanied by Napoleon III are ready to finish her off.

Process engraving. E.1083-1965 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Trees; Woman; Men; Caricature

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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