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Badinguet Allant a la Guerre!!! Badinguet Revenant de la Guerre!!!

Print
1870-1871 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Satirical print showing Napoleon III. When turned the other way round the Emperor is transformed into an ass. 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
Materials and Techniques
Lithograph on paper
Brief Description
'Badinguet Allant a la Guerre!!! Badinguet Revenant de la Guerre!!!' Satirical print showing Napoleon III transformed into an ass. Lithograph, France, 1870-1871.
Physical Description
Satirical print showing Napoleon III. When turned the other way round the Emperor is transformed into an ass. 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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 33cm
  • Width: 20.9cm
Dimensions from: 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.
Marks and Inscriptions
'Badinguet Allant a la Guerre!!! Badinguet Revenant de la Guerre!!! Déposé.' (Lettered)
Gallery Label
Anonymous Napoleon III transformed into an ass. Napoleon was nick-named Badinguet after the workman he is said to have impersonated when he escaped from the Fortress of Ham in 1846. There, he had been condemned to perpetual imprisonment for his unsuccessful invasion of France at Boulogne six years earlier. Lithograph. E.351-1962(27/05/1971-10/10/1971)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.351-1962

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record createdJanuary 30, 2009
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