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The knight of the woeful countenance going to extirpate the National Assembly

The knight of the woeful countenance going to extirpate the National Assembly

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Print shows Edmund Burke as Don Quixote, wearing armor, carrying lance and shield labeled "Shield of Aristocracy and Despotism," riding a donkey, emerging from the doorway to the "Dodsley Bookseller" the publisher of Burke's "Reflections on the French Revolution" which hangs from the horn of the saddle. The head of the donkey has a human face and wears the triple-tiered crown of the pope; depicted on the shield are scenes of torture and death, and a view of the Bastille.
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Includes excerpt: "Burke on the Revolution in France, page 250."
At bottom of print: In Holland's Exhibition Rooms may be seen the largest collection in Europe of Caricatures, admittance one shilling.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7678
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

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01/01/1790
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Library of Congress
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