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Une Page D'Histoire

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mathis, F (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1400-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 164

Physical description

Satirical print showing a visual history of the different governments of France from 1830 to 1871. A human tower of key political leaders, with each new leader preceded and followed by a revolution. At the top of the tower stands 'Marianne' holding a flag lettered 'Commune'. 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

Mathis, F (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'UNE PAGE D'HISTOIRE'
Title, lettered above design

'LE COURONNEMENT DE L'EDIFICE'
Lettered below design

'F. Mathis'
Signed, bottom-right of design

'Commune'
Lettered within design

'DÉPOSÉ. / Paris, A. MORDRET editr. r. Poulet, 8'
Lettered below design

Dimensions

Height: 47 cm, Width: 25 cm

Descriptive line

'Une Page D'Histoire'. Satirical illustration by F. Mathis showing a visual history of the different governments of France from 1830 to 1871. 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, V&A, 1971
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.

Labels and date

F. Mathis

A visual history of the different governments of France from 1830 to 1871 with each new leader preceded and followed by a revolution.

Lithograph, coloured by hand. E.1400-1962 [27/05/1971-10/10/1971]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Le coq gaulois; Flag; Men; Spectacles; Woman; Pear; Dagger; Vultures

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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