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Les Signes du Zodiaque par Nérac

Print
1871 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Satirical print showing Gustave Courbet supporting the Vendôme column with his left thumb and holding a model of the Place St. Georges in his right hand. 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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleExercice Tres Dangereux (se mefier des Courbet....ures) (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper
Brief Description
'Exercice Tres Dangereux (se mefier des Courbet....ures)'. Satirical illustration by H. Xiat (H. Nérac) showing Gustave Courbet supporting the Vendôme column with his left thumb and holding a model of the Place St. Georges. Hand-coloured lithograph, France, 1871.
Physical Description
Satirical print showing Gustave Courbet supporting the Vendôme column with his left thumb and holding a model of the Place St. Georges in his right hand. 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.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'No.4 Les Signes du Zodiaque par Nérac. Le Taureau G. Courbet. Deforet & César, Ed. Rue Nve. des Petits Champs 64. Lith. Barousse, à Paris. Exercice Trés Dangereux (se mefier des Courbet....ures.)' (Lettered)
  • 'H. Nérac' (Signed)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.
Other Number
4
Collection
Accession Number
E.1491-1962

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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