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L'aristocratic écrasée

L'aristocratic écrasée

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Print shows a bust portrait of Louis XVI atop a pedestal with engraved text "A Louis XVI Pere des Français et Roi d'un peuple libre." A reclining female figure, aided by Father Time, is engraving text on plaque near the top of the pedestal, "Espoir de l'age d'or..." To the left of the statue is a shovel, wheat, a beehive, and a small tree; in the background is the Bastille.
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Possibly purchased by George IV from William Holland in 1790. Source: Kate Heard, Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle.
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).

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01/01/1790
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Library of Congress
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