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La Loge De Clarisse

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    De Frondat, Napoléon Charles Louis, born 1846 (caricaturist)
    Deplanche (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1100-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print depicting Adolphe Thiers wearing a woman's dress, looking into a hand-mirror. On the wall hangs a portrait of Louis-Philippe; his attributes: the pear and the umbrella, are also present in the room. 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

De Frondat, Napoléon Charles Louis, born 1846 (caricaturist)
Deplanche (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Les Coulisses Du Grand Théâtre De Bordeaux. Imp. Deplanche, Pass. Du Caire 73, Paris. Depôt Chez Madre, 20, Rue du Croissant, En Vente Chez Duclaux, 21, Place du Chateau-d'Eau. Paris La Loge De Clarisse'
Lettered above design.

'Monarchie de Juillet'
Lettered within design.

'de Frondat'
Signed bottom-right of design.

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm, Width: 14.6 cm

Object history note

Provenance unknown.

Descriptive line

'La Loge De Clarisse'. Satirical illustration by Napoléon Charles Louis de Frondat depicting Adolphe Thiers wearing a woman's dress, looking into a hand-mirror. 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

Napoleon Charles Louis De Frondat (born 1846)

Thiers prepares for the show in the Grand Théâtre at Bordeaux, the eighteenth century theatre where the National Assembly held its first sitting. The portrait of Louis-Philippe and his attributes: the pear and the umbrella refer to Thier's royalist past.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.1100-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Wallpaper; Dresses; Umbrella; Dressing table; Hand-mirror; Pears

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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