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Entre diplomates

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2276-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

'Entre diplomates'; Lithograph, coloured by hand; Adolphe Thiers, branded with the fleur-de-lys, is shown having 'obscene relations' with Count von Bismarck. Signed Faustin.
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

Betbeder, Faustin, born 1847 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Entre diplomates
Title, lettered above design.

Embrassons-nous et que tout çâ finisse ! ...
Lettered below design.

Lith. Lemaine et Fils, rue de Cléry, 61. / chez Duclaux 21. Place du château d'eau
Lettered below design.

Faustin
Signed bottom-right of design.

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

Dimensions

Height: 29.2 cm, Width: 21.6 cm

Object history note

Provenance unknown.

Descriptive line

Paris Commune print; 'Entre diplomates' Lithograph, coloured by hand; Adolphe Thiers, branded with the fleur-de-lys, is shown having 'obscene relations' with Count von Bismarck; Betbeder, Faustin ('Faustin'); 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

"Faustin" (pseudonym of Faustin Betbeder) (born 1847)

Thiers, again branded with the fleur-de-lys, with Bismarck.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.2276-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Caricature; Spectacles; Eyeglasses; Men

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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