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Thiers I, Roi Des Capitulards

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    ED (caricaturist)
    Barousse (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1302-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical print in which Adolphe Thiers stands in the place of Napoleon I at the top of the Vendôme Column. He has a 'coq gaulois' tied round his chest and holds a pear bearing the features of Louis-Philippe (the last King of France) in one hand and the monarch's emblem, the umbrella, in the other. In place of the reliefs of the Napoleonic campaign of 1805 is a list of Thiers’ ‘heroic’ achievements: the massacre of the Rue Transonain in 1834, the recent capitulation of Paris and the still more recent devastation of Neuilly and Courbevoie. 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 (printed)

Date

1870-1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

ED (caricaturist)
Barousse (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Thiers I, Roi Des Capitulards'
Lettered above design

'A LA COMMUNE / Projet de Monument destiné à remplacer la colonne Vendôme'
Lettered below design

'ED'
Signed with monogram

'Transonain / Capitulation / de Paris / Neuilly, Courbevoie / etc. etc. etc'
Lettered within the design

'Lith. Barousse, à Paris. Duclaux, Edr. Place du Ch. d' Eau, 21. Dépot chez Madre, r. du Croissant, 20'
Lettered at bottom of design

Dimensions

Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

'Thiers I, Roi Des Capitulards'. Satirical illustration in which Adolphe Thiers stands in the place of Napoleon I at the top of the Vendôme Column. 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

E D

Napoleon I’s place at the top of the Vendôme Column has been taken by Adolphe Thiers; he has a 'coq gaulois' tied round his chest and holds a pear bearing the features of Louis-Philippe in one hand and the monarch's emblem, the umbrella, in the other. In place of the reliefs of the Napoleonic campaign of 1805 is a list of Thiers’ ‘heroic’ achievements: the massacre of the Rue Transonain in 1834, the recent capitulation of Paris and the still more recent devastation of Neuilly and Courbevoie.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.1302-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Memorial column; Umbrella; Vendôme Column; Pear; Man; Le coq gaulois

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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