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Print - Paris Cuit Dans Son Jus
  • Paris Cuit Dans Son Jus
    Bertall, born 1820 - died 1882
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Paris Cuit Dans Son Jus

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    16/04/1871 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bertall, born 1820 - died 1882 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2220-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 206

Physical description

'Paris cuit dans son jus'; Gillotage, coloured by hand; Front page of the second number of the weekly newspaper Le Grelot, 16 April 1871; 'Paris' stews in her own juice, in a pot watched by Adolphe Thiers, a Prussian solder, a winged-devil and other creatures. Signed Gillot sc and inscribed with the facsimile signature Bertall.
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

Paris (published)

Date

16/04/1871 (published)

Artist/maker

Bertall, born 1820 - died 1882 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

FIGURES DE JOUR, PAR BERTALL
Series title, lettered above design.

Paris cuit dans son jus
Title, lettered below design.

Gillot sc
Signed, bottom-right of design.

Bertall
Inscribed with facsimile signature, lower-left of design.

Paris and some miscellaneous descriptive words.
Lettered within design.

Lettered with details of the paper's publication.

Most prints in this set are lettered with the names of artists and printers and have captions

Dimensions

Height: 44.2 cm, Width: 28.5 cm

Object history note

Provenance unknown.
This print is on the front page of the second number of the weekly newspaper Le Grelot, 16 April 1871.

Descriptive line

Paris Commune print; 'Paris cuit dans son jus'; Gillotage, coloured by hand; 'Paris' stews in her own juice, in a pot watched by Adolphe Thiers, a Prussian solder, a winged-devil and other creatures; d' Arnoux, Albert ('Bertall'); 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

After "Bertall" (pseudonym of Albert d' Arnoux) (1820-82)

The Prussians, still encamped around the eastern capital, watch Paris stew in her own juice with ‘quiet delight’. Thiers, the man at the head of the Assembly, which was meant to represent the opinion of all France, looks embarrassed. Both the Versaillais and the communards were worried that the Germans would come to the aid of their opponent.

Gillotage, coloured by hand. E.2220-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Caricature; Man; Pot; Soldier

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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