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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

Les moines aprenant à faire l'exercise

Cartoon showing four men, monks, wearing the uniform of the National Guard marching in a disorderly manner.

Franc̦ois Pilatre de Rozier, né à Metz le 30. mars 1756, mort près de Boulogne sur Mer le 15. juin 1785

Oval head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.

Noah's Ark improved, or an attempt to land in the teeth of the wind

A British satire on Charles Stanhope's Toleration Bill of 1789 which was an attempt to remove the yoke of religious obligations on persons seeking public office (cf. Test and Corporation Acts). Despite the fact... more

Giuseppe Girolamo Lalande / Demarchi, dis. ; Bonini, inc.

Full-length portrait of French astronomer Joseph Jérôme Lalande.


Print shows a woman standing on a hillside looking out over the sea at the sunrise.


Print shows George Washington, possibly at the time of inauguration, stepping on a flag with the crest of England on it.

[Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars]

Print shows well-dressed aristocratic women, children, some men, and members of the clergy digging and hauling soil in wheelbarrows in a effort to transform the Champ-de-Mars into a suitable place for the festi... more

Thomas Paine

Print shows author and philosopher Thomas Paine, half-length portrait, facing right.

Le tems donnant les cendres à la noblesse et au clergé

Print shows Father Time flying past an altar on which the privileges of the nobility and the clergy are being burned; he is annointing the forehead of one priest with the ashes of the consummed documents as ano... more

Thomas Paine / Romney pinxt. ; Wright sculpt.

Print shows author and philosopher Thomas Paine, half-length portrait, facing left.

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Print shows Edmund Burke in fools dress receiving lashes on his bare back as he runs a gauntlet of his peers which also includes Justice holding a sword, and Liberty, with staff topped with a liberty cap, who h... more

[Two female figures celebrating the birth of America among the family of nations] / G. Gallager, del. ; engrav'd by S. Hill.

Print shows two female figures radiating light are standing next to a globe set on a pedestal, one holds a staff topped with a liberty cap. At their feet is a book open to "The Rights of Man" as well as keys, s... more

Assemblée nationale, abandon de tous les privileges, à Versailles sceance de la nuit du 4 au 5 aout 1789 / dessiné par C. Monnet, peintre du Roi ; gravé par Helman, de l'Académie des Arts de Lille en Flandre.

Print shows the Assemblée nationale meeting in a large room with amphitheater seating as members of the clergy and the nobility come forward to renounce their priviledges.

Theatrical portraiture no. 6

Illustration shows an actress performing.

The Author of The Wealth of nations / Kay, fecit.

Full-length standing profile portrait of Adam Smith pointing at book on small table.

Baptism of Edward I / M. Brown Jr.

Drawing of an infant, perhaps an angel on the recto. Sketch of an elderly man with cane on verso.