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Les Folies De La Commune

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Noé, Amédée-Charles-Henry de Comte, born 1818 - died 1879 (caricaturist)
    Rouge Frères et Comp. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1779-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print in which Saint Médard, with beard and halo, is pumping water down from the clouds onto Paris and people carrying umbrellas. 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

1871 (printed)

Artist/maker

Noé, Amédée-Charles-Henry de Comte, born 1818 - died 1879 (caricaturist)
Rouge Frères et Comp. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'No 13 Les Folies De La Commune Paris. - Typ. Rouge frères et Comp.'
Lettered

'Saint Médard S'Entêtant A Ne Croire A La Fin Des In'
Lettered with caption

'CHAM / 57'
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 26.3 cm, Width: 20.3 cm

Object history note

First published in Le Charivari on 3 July 1871. Republished in the state reproduced as plate 13 from a series of 20 entitled 'Les Folies De La Commune'.

Descriptive line

'Saint Médard S'Entêtant A Ne Croire A La Fin Des In'. Satirical illustration by Amédée-Charles-Henry de Noé (Cham) showing Saint Médard pumping water down from the clouds onto Paris. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 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

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

On 26 May torrential rain began to fall and extinguished the fires. Saint Médard is popularly believed to control the weather.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.1779-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Clouds; Umbrellas; People; Halo; Pumps (machinery)

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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