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Les Favorist De La Mort

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bar, G., born 1807 (caricaturist)
    Grognet (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf H, box 63

Physical description

Satirical print showing Otto von Bismarck and a white-haired man, standing alongside cannons, with their hands placed on the barrels. Behind them is a skeleton, representing the figure of death, scythe in hand and a full moon to the right. 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)


1870-1871 (printed)


Bar, G., born 1807 (caricaturist)
Grognet (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'No. 86 Acutalités En vende chez Grognet, Imp. Edit. 16 r. des Ecoles Les Favorist De La Mort.'

'G. Bar'

Descriptive line

'Les Favorist De La Mort'. Satirical illustration by G. Bar showing Otto von Bismarck, another man and the figure of death. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1870-1871.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Scythe; General; Uniform; War; Skeleton; Death; Cannon


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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