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Print - L'Aigle Déplumé!...

L'Aigle Déplumé!...

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1870-1871 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Levy, Alphonse Jacques (Said), born 1843 - died 1918 (caricaturist)
    Coulboeuf (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Caricature of the emperor Napoleon III shown as an eagle chained to a perch. In the background the Sun is setting. The emperor is wearing a German military helmet, decorated with an eagle. 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)


Levy, Alphonse Jacques (Said), born 1843 - died 1918 (caricaturist)
Coulboeuf (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'L'Aigle Déplumé!... Imp. Coulboeuf, 97, Pass du Caire, Paris.'


'Honte Infamie'
Lettered within the design

Descriptive line

'L'Aigle Déplumé!...' Satirical print by Alphonse Jacques Levy ('Said') of the emperor Napoleon III as an eagle chained to a perch. 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.





Subjects depicted

Helmet; Emperor; Eagle


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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