The Victoria & Albert Museum
This print is from a set of caricatures, broadsheets and illustrations which was published in ten volumes. Also included in this unflattering group is a caricature of Emile Olivier on the right. This French official is depicted as a monkey, who hangs from a post by his tail. We also see, on the ground to the left, is the Prince Imperial, who is shown as a monkey as well.
The politics of the whole thing are rather too complicated to sum up in one blog post. But, as a work of art, it’s most alluring.