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    Noé, Amédée-Charles-Henry de Comte, born 1818 - died 1879
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  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.586-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print in which two men are shown in discussion over a desk. The man on the right is seated and wearing spectacles; the man on the left is standing, holding his hat in his right hand. On the desk are papers and an inkstand. 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

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

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J' ai besoin de quitter Paris / -Pour rejoindre votre femme? / -Au Contraire; voilà cinq mois qu'elle ne m' à pas quitté'
Lettered

'CHAM 27'
Signed and numbered

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm, Width: 19.3 cm

Object history note

First published in Le Charivari on 22 February 1871. Republished in the state reproduced in L' Album du Siége (sic).

Historical context note

Everyone who had somewhere else to go left Paris as soon as possible after the signing of the armistice. Permits had to be obtained from both French and German authorities to begin with, but later these controls were relaxed.

Descriptive line

Satirical print by Amédée-Charles-Henry de Noé in which two men are shown in discussion over a desk. 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

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

Everyone who had somewhere else to go left Paris a possible after the signing of the armistice. Permits had to be obtained from both French and German authorities to begin with, but later these controls were relaxed.

Lithograph. E.586-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Quill pen; Top hat; Men; Inkstand

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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