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Lassiette Au Beurre Collection

"L'Assiette au Beurre: A Window into the Turbulent Times of Nicholas II's Russia" Step back in time to 1906

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Nicholas II (1868 - 1919) Tsar of Russia from L'Assiette au Beurre 1906 (print)

Nicholas II (1868 - 1919) Tsar of Russia from L'Assiette au Beurre 1906 (print)
2603814 Nicholas II (1868 - 1919) Tsar of Russia from L'Assiette au Beurre 1906 (print) by Galantara, Gabriele (Rata Langa) (1865-1937); (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: The Christmas for big kids - French President Emile Loubet dressed as Santa Claus with a

The Christmas for big kids - French President Emile Loubet dressed as Santa Claus with a wheelbarrow of gifts for
3666847 The Christmas for big kids - French President Emile Loubet dressed as Santa Claus with a wheelbarrow of gifts for the adults. 1905

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: The Walk to the Star, 1905. (litho)

The Walk to the Star, 1905. (litho)
3666837 The Walk to the Star, 1905. (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Emile Loubet leads a Camel being ridden by Georges Clemenceau)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: The Plough of Civilisation - Russian Soldiers ploughing the bloodied battlefields. 1904 (litho)

The Plough of Civilisation - Russian Soldiers ploughing the bloodied battlefields. 1904 (litho)
3666831 The Plough of Civilisation - Russian Soldiers ploughing the bloodied battlefields. 1904 (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Europe holding off Russian and Japanese Canons. 1904 (litho)

Europe holding off Russian and Japanese Canons. 1904 (litho)
3674342 Europe holding off Russian and Japanese Canons. 1904 (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Assez!!!.... Assez!!! - Published in L Assiette au Beurre - No)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: The Misunderstood - Jesus Christ and Marianne are left out in the cold night, 1905. (litho)

The Misunderstood - Jesus Christ and Marianne are left out in the cold night, 1905. (litho)
3666840 The Misunderstood - Jesus Christ and Marianne are left out in the cold night, 1905. (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Les Incompris - Le Christ)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Russian Czar Nicholas II being given the choice between war and Liberty, 1905. (litho)

Russian Czar Nicholas II being given the choice between war and Liberty, 1905. (litho)
3666838 Russian Czar Nicholas II being given the choice between war and Liberty, 1905. (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Georges Clemenceau, Armand Fallieres and Emile Combes wait by the fireplace to surprise Santa

Georges Clemenceau, Armand Fallieres and Emile Combes wait by the fireplace to surprise Santa. 1905. (litho)
3666836 Georges Clemenceau, Armand Fallieres and Emile Combes wait by the fireplace to surprise Santa. 1905. (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: In France)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: The Future Alliance - 'We should have started like this!'- Russian and Japan shake hands

The Future Alliance - "We should have started like this!"- Russian and Japan shake hands. 1904 (litho)
3666832 The Future Alliance - " We should have started like this!" - Russian and Japan shake hands. 1904 (litho) by Camara

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: L Assiette de Noel - Marianne serves Christmas Dinner, 1905. (litho)

L Assiette de Noel - Marianne serves Christmas Dinner, 1905. (litho)
3666842 L Assiette de Noel - Marianne serves Christmas Dinner, 1905. (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Published in L Assiette au Beurre - No)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Emile Loubet and Marianne welcome the wise men into the Manger, 1905. (litho)

Emile Loubet and Marianne welcome the wise men into the Manger, 1905. (litho)
3666839 Emile Loubet and Marianne welcome the wise men into the Manger, 1905. (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Published in L Assiette au Beurre - No)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Russian Czar painting the word Pax or peace, made up of the names of lost battles using Russian

Russian Czar painting the word Pax or peace, made up of the names of lost battles using Russian Blood. 1904 (litho)
3666834 Russian Czar painting the word Pax or peace, made up of the names of lost battles using Russian Blood. 1904 (litho) by Camara

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Derouledes Christmas - Paul Deroulede beating his drum to exhort France to take revenge

Derouledes Christmas - Paul Deroulede beating his drum to exhort France to take revenge on Germany, 1905. (litho)
3666844 Derouledes Christmas - Paul Deroulede beating his drum to exhort France to take revenge on Germany, 1905. (litho) by Camara

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: America and England threaten Japan - 'you can keep your Laurels, but leave us the loot'1904 (litho)

America and England threaten Japan - "you can keep your Laurels, but leave us the loot"1904 (litho)
3666833 America and England threaten Japan - " you can keep your Laurels, but leave us the loot" 1904 (litho) by Camara

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Japan and Russia trying to drag China into the Russo - Japanese war. 1904 (litho)

Japan and Russia trying to drag China into the Russo - Japanese war. 1904 (litho)
3674343 Japan and Russia trying to drag China into the Russo - Japanese war. 1904 (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Published in L Assiette au Beurre - No)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: She and he, the last bomb - Emile Loubet and Marianne fall asleep at the Xmas table, 1905. (litho)

She and he, the last bomb - Emile Loubet and Marianne fall asleep at the Xmas table, 1905. (litho)
3666845 She and he, the last bomb - Emile Loubet and Marianne fall asleep at the Xmas table, 1905. (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Phillipe VIII, Pretender to the throne of France, hoping for the throne for Christmas 1905. (litho)

Phillipe VIII, Pretender to the throne of France, hoping for the throne for Christmas 1905. (litho)
3666841 Phillipe VIII, Pretender to the throne of France, hoping for the throne for Christmas 1905. (litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Europes little Christmas - The Prussian Empire embraces Turkey and the Ottoman Empire in his arms

Europes little Christmas - The Prussian Empire embraces Turkey and the Ottoman Empire in his arms, 1905. (litho)
3666843 Europes little Christmas - The Prussian Empire embraces Turkey and the Ottoman Empire in his arms, 1905. (litho) by Camara

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Leopold II riding on the devils shoulders, 1904. (litho)

Leopold II riding on the devils shoulders, 1904. (litho)
3666861 Leopold II riding on the devils shoulders, 1904. (litho) by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Leopold II and his daughter 1904. (litho)

Leopold II and his daughter 1904. (litho)
3943192 Leopold II and his daughter 1904. (litho) by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Leopold II pictured with a court judge, policeman, military general and priest, 1904

Leopold II pictured with a court judge, policeman, military general and priest, 1904
3666859 Leopold II pictured with a court judge, policeman, military general and priest, 1904. (litho) by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Austria mobilising its troops, 1908. (litho)

Austria mobilising its troops, 1908. (litho)
3666851 Austria mobilising its troops, 1908. (litho). by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bosnian crisis of 1908-09)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: European leaders make a toast during a conference, 1908. (litho)

European leaders make a toast during a conference, 1908. (litho)
3666849 European leaders make a toast during a conference, 1908. (litho). by Gris, Juan (1887-1927); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bosnian crisis of 1908-09)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Two Belgian officers chatting, 1904. (litho)

Two Belgian officers chatting, 1904. (litho)
3666862 Two Belgian officers chatting, 1904. (litho) by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: A young Albert I in conversation with his uncle, Leopold II, 1904. (litho)

A young Albert I in conversation with his uncle, Leopold II, 1904. (litho)
3943191 A young Albert I in conversation with his uncle, Leopold II, 1904. (litho) by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Belgian Officer tries to stop Leopold II stealing money and a peasant stealing food, 1904

Belgian Officer tries to stop Leopold II stealing money and a peasant stealing food, 1904
3666858 Belgian Officer tries to stop Leopold II stealing money and a peasant stealing food, 1904. (litho) by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: A diplomat hands Turkey to Europe to look after, 1908. (litho)

A diplomat hands Turkey to Europe to look after, 1908. (litho)
3666855 A diplomat hands Turkey to Europe to look after, 1908. (litho). by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bosnian crisis of 1908-09)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Bulgaria Mobilising its troops for war, 1908. (litho)

Bulgaria Mobilising its troops for war, 1908. (litho)
3666852 Bulgaria Mobilising its troops for war, 1908. (litho). by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bosnian crisis of 1908-09)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Russian envoy debates the defending Turkey with other leaders during a conference, 1908

Russian envoy debates the defending Turkey with other leaders during a conference, 1908
3666850 Russian envoy debates the defending Turkey with other leaders during a conference, 1908. (litho). by Gris, Juan (1887-1927); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bosnian crisis of 1908-09)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Turkey ties Bulgaria to the Statue of Liberty, 1908. (litho)

Turkey ties Bulgaria to the Statue of Liberty, 1908. (litho)
3666856 Turkey ties Bulgaria to the Statue of Liberty, 1908. (litho). by Ostoya, Georges d (Dochinsky or Sochinsky) (1878-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bosnian crisis of 1908-09)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Theophile Delcasse disputing the bill in a French restaurant, 1903 (litho)

Theophile Delcasse disputing the bill in a French restaurant, 1903 (litho)
3666826 Theophile Delcasse disputing the bill in a French restaurant, 1903 (litho) by Sancha y Lengo, Francisco (1874-1936); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia

European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia
Forecast of the future of European monarchs after 1905 Revolution in Russia. Cartoon from " L Assiette au Beurre", Paris, 29 September 1905

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Cartoon on Russian secret police

Cartoon on Russian secret police
Cartoon on the Russian secret police. From " L Assiette au Beurre", Paris, 13 March 1909

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: French sympathy for Russian revolutionaries

French sympathy for Russian revolutionaries
Unrest in Russia. French sympathy for " Russian revolutionaries, our brothers". From L Assiette au Beurre", Paris, 14 June 1902

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Russian Revolution, from L Assiette au Beurre, 1905

Russian Revolution, from L Assiette au Beurre, 1905
Russian Revolution 1905.Cartoon from L Assiette au Beurre", Paris, July 1905

Background imageLassiette Au Beurre Collection: Nicholas II (1868 - 1919) Tsar of Russia from 1894

Nicholas II (1868 - 1919) Tsar of Russia from 1894, against a chaotic background of death and destruction. Caricature from " L Assiette au Beurre", Paris, 29 September 1906



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"L'Assiette au Beurre: A Window into the Turbulent Times of Nicholas II's Russia" Step back in time to 1906, as we delve into the captivating world of L'Assiette au Beurre, a French satirical magazine that fearlessly depicted the political and social climate of its era. One striking print features none other than Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. With an air of authority, he gazes out from the page, his presence commanding attention. In another lithograph titled "The Christmas for big kids, " we witness French President Emile Loubet donning a Santa Claus costume while pushing a wheelbarrow filled with gifts meant for adults. This whimsical scene captures both the festive spirit and underlying tensions present during this period. "The Walk to the Star" transports us further into 1905, where hope and determination mingle on paper. As Russian soldiers plow through bloodied battlefields in "The Plough of Civilisation, " they symbolize resilience amidst chaos. Meanwhile, Europe stands firm against Russian and Japanese cannons in an attempt to maintain stability. However, not all is well within these prints. In "The Misunderstood, " Jesus Christ and Marianne find themselves left out in the cold night—a poignant reflection on societal neglect and indifference towards those most vulnerable. Amidst this tumultuous backdrop emerges a pivotal moment when Czar Nicholas II must choose between war or liberty—an agonizing decision captured vividly in yet another lithograph from 1905. As we journey through these artistic snapshots, we encounter familiar faces such as Georges Clemenceau, Armand Fallieres, and Emile Combes eagerly awaiting Santa's arrival by their fireplace—evidence that even influential figures sought joy during uncertain times. "The Future Alliance" offers a glimmer of hope as Russian and Japanese hands clasp together—a symbolic gesture suggesting that cooperation could have prevented the conflicts that unfolded in 1904.