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

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

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

The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del.

The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del.

Satire showing head of Clifford with two circles representing huge spectacles, "Old house old prices & no private boxes" and "Old house old prices & no pigeon holes," over his eyes. Each circle contains a symme... more

Man and child

Man and child

SFFf-1992078.0005..Description: The girl is probably Anna Øye, later married Nordang (1906-1997). The man holding her is Elling J. Øyehol (born 1841) from Heimste-Holen...Photographer: S. J. Beckett...www.fylke... more

Man of sorrow

Man of sorrow

Print shows Jesus Christ on the cross.

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders.

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders. Title from item. Illus. in: Carmen de ponderibus mensuris. [Venice : Vindelinus de Spira, 1470]. Published in: The tradition of techno... more

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

Print shows a dragon-shaped, mobile fortress equipped cannons and capable of carrying troops, with a ladder device mounted on the front used for scaling walls or as a bridge during siege warfare.

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De proprietatibus rerum. Lyons : Johannes Siber, [after 26 Jan. 1486] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Brun... more

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Print shows a torquetum, a 16th century measuring device. Title from item. Illus. in: Astronomicum cæsareum. [Ingolstadii : 1540]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ...... more

Hierbey sollman spürn und w[...]ercken ; ... / HNFecit ; B.C. excu.

Hierbey sollman spürn und w[...]ercken ; ... / HNFecit ; B.C. excu.

Allegory of vanity (presumptuousness) showing five demon-like figures confronting a man and a woman wearing elaborate collars. Title from item. Andresen, 12 Hollstein, 13 Exhibited: Painted Prints : Renaissance... more

Postierungs Charte wie der Hlg. Aliirten Völcker ligen

Postierungs Charte wie der Hlg. Aliirten Völcker ligen

Hand colored and lettered map shows shows the area around Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany in 1691. Drawn lines radiate from Vaihingen to locations around the map. Includes locations of villages and towns, mountai... more

America

America

Print shows a Native man, full-length portrait, facing left, wearing a feathered headdress, a waist-cloth and leggings, with a rifle strapped to his back, carrying a hatchet in his right hand and a fish in his ... more

La battaille de Hoechstedt remporte par le hauté Alliez sur les Francois et Bavarois le 13 Aout 1704

La battaille de Hoechstedt remporte par le hauté Alliez sur les Franco...

Hand colored birds-eye view print shows view of the battlefield near the city of Höchstädt, Germany on August 13, 1704 when troops from the Austrian imperial army and its allies fought and won against combined ... more

Plan und Representation der Glieckliche Battaille bey Hochstett den 13.ten Aug. Anno 1704 Jos. Frid. Leopold excudit

Plan und Representation der Glieckliche Battaille bey Hochstett den 13...

Hand colored birds-eye view print shows view of the battlefield outside of the city of Höchstädt, Germany on August 13, 1704 when troops from the Austrian imperial army and its allies fought and won against com... more

Plan de la Ville et de la Citadelle de Lille, assiegée l'année passée par les Alliéz avec toutes leurs Fortifications, les lignes de Circonvalation, les Approches, les Batteries et le nom de chaque Regiment : le tout designé au naturel, par un fameux Ingenieur. M DCC VIII. Ios. Frid. Leopold fecit et excudit

Plan de la Ville et de la Citadelle de Lille, assiegée l'année passée ...

Partially hand colored engraving presents five images. The largest image shows a plan of the fortified city of Lille, France surrounded by formations of troops during the siege in 1708. Descriptive text in inse... more

Crucifixion of Jesus Ange or Auge Palus? fecit

Crucifixion of Jesus Ange or Auge Palus? fecit

Drawing shows the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; two angels, representing Fame, appear at the top corners, one holds a banner labeled "Engel Palus"[?]; two horsemen with swords enter from the sides at the base; t... more

Cavalcade de Masquea

Cavalcade de Masquea

Print shows 8 vignettes with figures on horseback identified by various attributes, such as the figure at top left, "Le Marquis de la triste figure" or the melancholy marquis followed by "Le pere la Joie", "Mr.... more

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les Anglois en 1762

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les Anglois en 1762

Print shows a perspective rendering of the bombardment of Havana by British ships and the landing of English troops where the fortress wall has been breeched to capture the city. Title from item. Caption contin... more

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les anglois en 1762

Vue de la prise des forts et ville de Havane par les anglois en 1762

Print shows a perspective rendering of the bombardment of Havana by British ships and the landing of English troops where the fortress wall has been breeched to capture the city. Title from item. Caption contin... more

Vuë de la place capitale a Quebeck. Prospect des haupt plazes der untern Stadt zu Quebec Vuë de la place capitale dans la Ville basse a Quebec / / gravé par Francois Xav. Habermann.

Vuë de la place capitale a Quebeck. Prospect des haupt plazes der unte...

Print shows street view with soldiers marching, and pedestrians in Québec; an idealized view depicting Québec as a typical European city. Title from item (as characteristic of optical prints, title is printed i... more

Vuë de la basse ville a Quebeck. Prospect von der untern stadt in Quebec gegen St. Laurenz fluss Vuë de la basse ville a Quebec vers le fleuve St. Laurent / / gravé par Francois Xav. Habermann.

Vuë de la basse ville a Quebeck. Prospect von der untern stadt in Queb...

Print shows the harbor at Québec, one ship at anchor, men working loading or unloading a boat, and merchandise on shore; an idealized view depicting Québec as a typical European city. Title from item (as charac... more

Vue de la basse ville à Québec vers le fleuve St. Laurent / gravé par François Xav. Habermann.

Vue de la basse ville à Québec vers le fleuve St. Laurent / gravé par ...

Print shows the harbor at Québec, one ship at anchor, men working loading or unloading a boat, and merchandise on shore; an idealized view depicting Québec as a typical European city. Title from item. Published... more

Vue du port Philadelphie - dans l'Amérique - graveé d'aprés le tableau de Vernet / Vernet pinxit.

Vue du port Philadelphie - dans l'Amérique - graveé d'aprés le tableau...

Print of an idealized, European view of the port of Philadelphia showing buildings on the waterfront of the Delaware River, a boat in the foreground, and a windmill on the right.

Vue de la Riviere et l'Isle de Courou dans la Guyane francoise, ou deb́arque les Européens pour l'Isle Cayenne

Vue de la Riviere et l'Isle de Courou dans la Guyane francoise, ou deb...

Print shows activity along a shoreline of a river in Kourou, French Guiana. Title from item. Printed at head of title in reverse: L'Isle de Courou. Printed at top right: 39. Printed at bottom left: A Paris chez... more

A view of the lines thrown up, on Boston Neck, by the Ministerial Army / B. Romans.

A view of the lines thrown up, on Boston Neck, by the Ministerial Army...

Print with legend shows and identifies several locations in the vicinity of Boston, including John Hancock's house, Beacon Hill, the British encampment on McHill, and a blockhouse. Title from item. Illus. on ma... more

[Cliffs at Saint Mary Bay, Nova Scotia]

[Cliffs at Saint Mary Bay, Nova Scotia]

Prints show a ship approaching cliffs on the right, passing between cliffs at entrance of the "Grand Passage," and passing cliffs on the left, at Saint Mary Bay, Nova Scotia. Title devised by Library staff. Ill... more

Review of the York Regiment / P. Canon delt. ; T. Parson sct.

Review of the York Regiment / P. Canon delt. ; T. Parson sct.

Print shows William Markham, Archbishop of York speaking to Britannia while gesturing toward British troops wearing clerical bands and low-brimmed hats, he says, "Madam a noble Corps, True and Staunch Friends t... more

Recens edita totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali ... Neu Jorck sive Neu Amsterdam / / Tob. Conr. Lotteri.

Recens edita totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali ... Neu Jor...

Print shows cartouche and ornament on map of the eastern seaboard of America; a procession of suppliants bearing gifts to present to a seated figure, possibly George III, also shows a bird's-eye view of New Yor... more

A view taken from the entrance of Louisbourg harbour

A view taken from the entrance of Louisbourg harbour

Print shows a small island at the entrance to the harbor at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F.W. De... more

The political raree-show: or a picture of parties and politics, during and at the close of the last session of Parliament, June 1779

The political raree-show: or a picture of parties and politics, during...

Print shows a man directing a boy to view a peepshow of events and actions of the British government, as well as international affairs involving England. The peepshow presents 12 views in three columns; number ... more

Prattle / MD.

Prattle / MD.

Print shows a full-length portrait of a man, right profile, holding hat in right hand. Includes inscription below which expresses the opinion of the character depicted regarding the progress of the war in Ameri... more

Carte du theatre de la guerre presente en Amerique / dressée ... par L. Denis.

Carte du theatre de la guerre presente en Amerique / dressée ... par L...

Print shows cartouche with a Native woman wearing feathered headdress and skirt reclining against a tropical tree laden with fruit and behind which grows corn; she is looking over her right shoulder at a battle... more

Les Anglois molestes et chatiees

Les Anglois molestes et chatiees

Print shows 1. a beaming sun with fleur-de-lis shining on 2. a man who resembles George Washington, wearing military uniform and hat labeled "Congress" and "Washington," holding a raised lash in his right hand ... more

The siege of Rhode Island, taken from Mr. Brindley's house on the 25th of August, 1778

The siege of Rhode Island, taken from Mr. Brindley's house on the 25th...

Print shows General John Sullivan's troops advancing on the British at Newport, Rhode Island; includes identifying letters that may correspond to a key or legend possibly published along with the print in The G... more

The desponding hero of the Coldstream - a military madrigal

The desponding hero of the Coldstream - a military madrigal

Print shows dejected members of the Coldstream Guards sitting around a banquet table bemoaning a possible assignment in America. Includes five stanzas of verse. Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon ... more

Den Engelsman op zyn uiterste l'Anglois a toute extremitez.

Den Engelsman op zyn uiterste l'Anglois a toute extremitez.

Print shows the interior of a bedroom where an Englishman is vomiting over the left side of a bed into a bowl held by a Dutchman, two men are standing on the right side of the bed, one labeled "Dr B Franklin" a... more

Argus

Argus

Print shows George III seated in a chair asleep, on the left stands a judge (possibly the Earl of Mansfield) with his left hand on the crown, behind the throne stands the Earl of Bute, speaking to Mansfield, he... more

La bonne mere / Fragonard Pinxt. ; Audebert Sculp.

La bonne mere / Fragonard Pinxt. ; Audebert Sculp.

Mother attending to three children. Title translated: The good mother.

The f--x and H--d or rival candidates - humbly address'd to the worthy electors of W--r

The f--x and H--d or rival candidates - humbly address'd to the worthy...

Print shows Charles James Fox standing on the left and Lord Lincoln on the right, facing each other as candidates in the Westminster elections. Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British M... more

A vieu of Plymouth

A vieu of Plymouth

Print shows Lord Amherst, Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, wearing military uniform, looking into a peepshow for a view of the progress of the war in America. As Jeffery looks, the showman says, "There you s... more

The budget

The budget

Print shows three headless men riding on the back of a two-headed beast which says, "I will support my friends, I have head enough for them all"; with one arm it devours a paper labeled "20 millions more" and w... more

A petitioning, remonstrating, reforming, republican / R.S.

A petitioning, remonstrating, reforming, republican / R.S.

Cartoon shows a "Republican" squatting over an upturned crown, urinating into an upturned bishop's mitre. He supports himself with a staff on which is a liberty cap with the word "liberty" crossed out and "rebe... more

Prince Stadhold--r resuming his deliberation

Prince Stadhold--r resuming his deliberation

Print shows a caricature of Prince William V of Holland as a slightly obese man, of deficient intellect, with empty ("MT") trouser pockets, and holding a sword by the blade against his breast, while notes and v... more

The late bombardment of government castle / C. Goodnight sculp.

The late bombardment of government castle / C. Goodnight sculp.

Print shows members of the new ministry besieging a fortress where members of the old ministry, including George III, have taken refuge; the ministries are bombarding each other.

A smuggling machine or A convenient cosauway for a man in miniature

A smuggling machine or A convenient cosauway for a man in miniature

Print shows "A portrait of Richard Cosway, R.A., standing under the wide hooped petticoat of a tall lady, his wife, Maria, who puts her arms round him..." (Source: George) Color impression Partially trimmed to ... more

An analysis of modern patriotism performed by public opinion & displayed by public indignation / PH [crossed out] ; AW sct.

An analysis of modern patriotism performed by public opinion & display...

Print shows two views of Charles James Fox, on the left, as a member of parliament supporting the policies of Lord North, and on the right, when out of office, on a platform before a crowd arguing against the p... more

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin de...

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (... more

An high wind in St. Paul's Church yard

An high wind in St. Paul's Church yard

Print shows a street scene outside a print shop on a windy day as pedestrians struggle against the force of the wind. Handwritten title from item. Alternate title from: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the B... more

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est representé ici s'élevant pour la seconde fois au milieu de la Praïrie de Nesle, ou il venoit de descendre, accompagné de Mr. Robert ... / Desrais, del. ; Denis, sculp.

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est repres...

Jacques Alexandre César Charles departs Nesle, France after the landing of the first hydrogen balloon flight from Paris on December 1, 1783. Marie-Nöel Robert (on the ground at left), who accompanied Charles o... more

Premier voyage aërien en présence de Mr. le Dauphin / dessine par le Ch. de Lorimier ; gravé par N. de Launay.

Premier voyage aërien en présence de Mr. le Dauphin / dessine par le C...

Print shows a Montgolfier-style balloon in flight over Paris, France. Remarque shows a balloon in flight surrounded by clouds.

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert faite a Paris dans le parterre du Jardin royal des Thuilleries le I. decembre 1783. Vue prise du Pont Royal / / Prevost fecit.

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert fait...

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; inset map shows locati... more

Experience de la machine areostatique

Experience de la machine areostatique

Vue d'optique shows the Montgolfier brothers' balloon, "The Globe," ascending from Champ de Mars, Paris, France, August 27, 1783. Caption (French): Experience de la machine aréostatique de Mrs. de Montgolfier d... more

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Vue d'optique shows the balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers ascending from the Palace of Versailles, France, before the royal family, September 19, 1783. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the only pa... more

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington, Monsieur de Micoud and the inhabitants having capitulated the 30th of December, 1778, being the day after Count d'Estaign left the island much disconcerted Hamilton delin. ; Thornton sculp

St. Lucia in the West Indies taken possession of by Admiral Barrington...

Print shows six ships in line flying the French flag, however, appears to be disembarking British troops who are about to take possession of the island after the French have withdrawn. At the bottom, shows an o... more

Coalition arms / JN: 1784.

Coalition arms / JN: 1784.

Print shows Lord North and Charles James Fox standing with a large escutcheon between them which rests on the back of George III. North is holding a flag in his right hand inscribed "Coalition" with two demons ... more

Portrait d'après nature de quatre phisiciens celebres volants sans ballon

Portrait d'après nature de quatre phisiciens celebres volants sans bal...

French cartoon shows Abbé Miollan as a cat and Janinet with bag of money(?) over his shoulder beating a hasty retreat after the failure of their balloon ascension attempt on July 11, 1784 enraged the crowd of s... more

1. General Washington's reitende leibgarde 2. die independent company, chef general Washington / D. Chodowiecki id ; D. Berger sc.

1. General Washington's reitende leibgarde 2. die independent company,...

Print shows German versions of a member of the Commander-in-Chief's Guard and a company soldier under Washington's command, full-length, standing, facing each other, wearing military uniform.

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 1784 au Luxembourg

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 178...

French cartoon ridicules the attempt of Abbé Miollan and Janinet to ascend in a hot air balloon by showing the balloon on fire and billowing smoke while being inflated on July 11, 1784 at the Luxembourg gardens... more

Dédiée a Monsieur Coustard de Massi, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de St. Louis, Lieutenant de Nosseigneurs les Maréchaux de France. Vue perspective du nouveau batiment de l'hopital des enfants trouvés de cette ville avec la demonstration de l'aerostat élevé dans le jardin de cette maison le 14 juin 1784.

Dédiée a Monsieur Coustard de Massi, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Mil...

Print shows "Le Suffren," the balloon of Anne-Pierre Coustard de Massy and R.P. Mouchet, ascending from Nantes, France. (Source: Le Temps des Ballons, www.perso.wanadoo.fr.)

Experience aërostatique faite à Lyon; d'un ballon de cent pieds de diamètre le 10 [i.e. 19] janvier 1784, à midi 48 min[u]tes

Experience aërostatique faite à Lyon; d'un ballon de cent pieds de dia...

Print shows the balloon, "Le Flesselles" ascending over Lyon, France, on January 19, 1784, carrying seven passengers including Joseph Montgolfier and Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC ... more

1. Americanischer scharffschütz oder Jäger (rifleman) 2. regulaire infanterie von Pensylvanien / D. Chodowiecki id ; D. Berger sc.

1. Americanischer scharffschütz oder Jäger (rifleman) 2. regulaire inf...

Print shows German versions of an American rifleman and a soldier with the Pennsylvania infantry, full-length, standing, facing each other, wearing military uniform, holding rifles. Title from item. Illus. in: ... more

Gallant behavior of an English sailor in offering a sword to an unarmed Spaniard to defend himself, at the taking of Fort Omoa, in the Bay of Honduras, October 20th 1779 Metz delin. ; Record sculp

Gallant behavior of an English sailor in offering a sword to an unarme...

Title from item. Engraved for Raymond's history of England. Illus. from: A new, universal and impartial history of England ... to the spring of the year 1784 ... / by George Frederick Raymond, Esq.... London : ... more

The vision

The vision

Print shows a young man, possibly William Pitt, the younger, being visited by a ghost from the grave, possibly the elder William Pitt, who has come "to warn thee against thy impending fate - Beware of Prerogati... more

Troisieme voyage aërien, expérience faite à Lion le 19 Janvier 1784, sous le direction de Mr. Joseph Montgolfier ... dessiné par le Cher. Lorimier ; gravé par N. De Launay

Troisieme voyage aërien, expérience faite à Lion le 19 Janvier 1784, s...

Print shows the balloon "Le Flesselles," constructed by Joseph Montgolfier, ascending over the Rhone River and the city of Lyons, January 19, 1784, carrying seven passengers including Joseph Montgolfier and Pil... more

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, a enlevé des hommes dans les airs

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, ...

Print shows elaborately decorated balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (Source: A... more

Les incommodités de Janvier 1786 VA ; Etch'd. by I. Barlow

Les incommodités de Janvier 1786 VA ; Etch'd. by I. Barlow

"A lady stands in profile to the right, her hands in an enormous globular muff, on which rests the projecting gauze which covers her breast..." (Source: George) Title from item. This impression is hand-colored.... more

The sweet delights of love / F.G. Byron, Esqr. delt.

The sweet delights of love / F.G. Byron, Esqr. delt.

Print shows a depressed-looking husband seated between a baby in a cradle and a complaining wife, as smoke billows from the fire on the right and a bill collector(?) enters a door on the left. Title from item. ... more

The fall of Phaeton

The fall of Phaeton

"The Prince of Wales falls headlong, but gracefully, from his high phaeton, and is about to land on Mrs. Fitzherbert, who lies face downwards on the ground, on hands and knees, her petticoats over her head, lea... more

L'allégorie est assez claire, pour se passer de comentaire

L'allégorie est assez claire, pour se passer de comentaire

Print shows the god Mercury/Hermes hung on a gibbet with a ribbon labeled "caisse d'escompte" and his hands bound with a ribbon labeled "traite de comerce"; from his feet hangs a sheet stating "Droits desportat... more

Il faut rendre à César ce qui est à César et a la nation ce qui est à la nation

Il faut rendre à César ce qui est à César et a la nation ce qui est à ...

Print shows a man sitting at a table rendering accounts, standing before the table is a cleric holding a bag of money which he apparently refuses to add to the bags on the table, standing behind the table with ... more

Fraternité des Soldats de la Garde Prisienne des Dragons et du Regiment de Flanders avec les Gardes du Corps lors de leurs arriveé de Versailles a Paris de 6 Octobre 1789

Fraternité des Soldats de la Garde Prisienne des Dragons et du Regimen...

Cartoon about the French Revolution. Title from item. Title translated: The fraternity of soldiers of the Parisienne Guard, the Dragoons, and the Regiment of Flanders with the body guards at the time of their a... more

Pal sangué Mr. l'Prieur v'la l'coup

Pal sangué Mr. l'Prieur v'la l'coup

Print with two scenes, one labeled "Le jeu de hazard" shows a meeting between the clergy, nobility, and the working class; the other labeled "Le goute patriotique" shows members of the three estates dining toge... more

Trois tetes sous l'meme bonnet

Trois tetes sous l'meme bonnet

Print shows a neatly dressed man sitting on a bundle surrounded by implements of the Third Estate and holding a large triangle topped with a liberty cap, within the triangle are images of a cleric, an aristocra... more

Reforme de différents droits feodaux et de la dime - le 11 aoust 1789

Reforme de différents droits feodaux et de la dime - le 11 aoust 1789

Print shows, in a rural setting, a man from the working class or third estate, handing a bag of money to a member of the clergy, who refuses with his right hand, but reaches behind his back with his left hand t... more

Tout irait bien si tout le mond riort comme moi

Tout irait bien si tout le mond riort comme moi

Title from item. Title translated: All would be well if all the world would laugh like me. NOTE: Not about Fr. Revolution. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Possibly purchased by Geor... more

Nom de MM les deputes de la ville de Paris, a l'Assemblée National

Nom de MM les deputes de la ville de Paris, a l'Assemblée National

Print shows the deputies from Paris to the National Assembly aboard a large, ornate carriage being drawn by a bull, lion, sheep, and a snake; ahead of them, leading the procession, are three female figures, one... more

Nouvelle place de la Bastille

Nouvelle place de la Bastille

Cartoon shows Louis XVI standing on a pedestal with one foot on the hydra of despotism(?) from which five of seven heads have been severed; on the left, a clergyman offers him a gold coin, and on the right, a S... more

Vive le roi, vive la nation J'savois ben qu'jaurions not tour.

Vive le roi, vive la nation J'savois ben qu'jaurions not tour.

Print shows a well-dressed peasant woman nursing an infant, riding on the back of a noblewoman who is holding onto the shoulders of a nun, representing the clergy. This cartoon presents a realingment of the Est... more

[Three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French peasants, union of the Three Orders (clergy, aristocracy, and people), and miserable plight of peasants]

[Three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French pe...

Print shows a three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French peasants, union of the Three Orders (clergy, aristocracy, and people), and miserable plight of peasants Title devised by Library ... more

Journée memorable du 6 Octobre 1789

Journée memorable du 6 Octobre 1789

Print shows members of the Gardes du Corps who had been disarmed, joined by the National Guard, and the market-women of Paris who had marched on Versailles in the preceding days, now making the return trip to P... more

Portrait d'apres nature du Sr. Harné natif de Dôle en Franche Comté Grenadier aux Gardes Francaises qui àmonté le premier à l'assaut et à arreté le gouverneur de la Bastille le mardi 14 Juillet 1789

Portrait d'apres nature du Sr. Harné natif de Dôle en Franche Comté Gr...

Print shows Sr. Harné, a grenadier in the French Guards, and Sr. Humbert, leaders, respectively, of the first and second assaults on the Bastille, 14 July 1789, full-length portrait, standing, facing each other... more

Adieu Bastille

Adieu Bastille

Print shows a man playing a bagpipe, behind him lies a lion on a chain which is draped over his right arm, his left foot rests on a gameboard, at the far end of which is a peg with string attached, the string r... more

La coup des bois

La coup des bois

Print shows a member of the Third Estate, possibly a woman, kneeling on top of a fallen friar, cutting wooden branches or horns from his head. Title from item. Caption continues: Quel besogne, Grand Dieu ni moi... more

L'accord

L'accord

Print shows a meeting between the clergy, nobility, and the working class, members of the three estates, dining together and drinking a toast to "la santé d'not bon Roi" in a rural setting. Title from item. Pos... more

L'assembleé des aristocrates

L'assembleé des aristocrates

Print shows a tightly composed group of caricatured heads, including a few animal heads, of the aristocracy. Title from item. Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).

[3 orders proceeding to Versailles, May 1789]

[3 orders proceeding to Versailles, May 1789]

Print shows ornate carriage in which are riding well-dressed people with horns growing out of their heads. The carriage is drawn by two horned deer; standing on a platform at the rear is a women holding a baton... more

Il faut faire 3 choses

Il faut faire 3 choses

Print shows figures of the estates general; a member of the clergy and a nobleman each place a hand on short pillar labeled "Je tien mon pied de bœuf"; a peasant, representing the third estate, places both of h... more

Le jeu de quilles

Le jeu de quilles

Print shows a member of the nobility complaining to a member of the clergy, representing the estates general, while a member of the working class, or third estate, bowling in the background, appears to be monop... more

La France Figurée sous un Globe est soutenu du Peuple La Noblesse et le Clergé aide au premier, la ruche represente les trois Ordres reunies.

La France Figurée sous un Globe est soutenu du Peuple La Noblesse et l...

Print shows a nobleman dressed as a knight and a bishop standing on either side of a globe which is resting on the shoulders of a member of the Third Estate, indicating that the burden of supporting the state w... more

L'accord parfait

L'accord parfait

Print shows three men representing the nobility, the clergy, and the third estate playing musical instruments. The nobleman, on the left, is playing a bagpipe, the cleric, on the right, is playing a recorder an... more

Portrait d'aprés nature du Sr. Humbert, Compagnon Horloger, natif de Langres, qui a monté le deuxieme à l'assaut à la prise de la Bastille, le mardi 14 Juillet 1789

Portrait d'aprés nature du Sr. Humbert, Compagnon Horloger, natif de L...

Print shows Sr. Humbert and Sr. Harné, a grenadier in the French Guards, leaders, respectively, of the second and first assaults on the Bastille, 14 July 1789, half-length portrait, facing each other, each in o... more

Je tient mon pied du bœuf - il faut faire trois choses Le calculateur patriote.

Je tient mon pied du bœuf - il faut faire trois choses Le calculateur ...

Print shows (on the left) an aristocrat and a clergyman, each with a hand on a low post, and a member of the Third Estate placing both of his hands on top of the others. "Pied de Bœuf" is a pun on "Œil de Bœuf"... more

Messieurs Delaunay, Flexelles, Berthier, Foulon, et les deux Gardes du Corps qui ont été decolés par le peuple, voudraient passer jusqu'aux Champs Eliseés en depit de Caron qui ne recoit dans sa barque que le Sr. Remy François boulanger victime innocente de la fureur aristocratique: l'infortuné Calas et autres viennent le recevoir a l'autre bord

Messieurs Delaunay, Flexelles, Berthier, Foulon, et les deux Gardes du...

Print shows Charon accepting the baker Sr. Remy, mistakenly beheaded, into his boat while rejecting several government officials and guardsmen, all who carry their severed heads atop pikes; on the opposite shor... more

Monsieur veto

Monsieur veto

Print shows a monstrous giant, representing monarchical veto powers, is welcomed at an entryway by a nobleman; he has scales on his hands and feet, carries a bar used to enchain prisoners, symbolizing despotism... more

Reveil du tiers etat

Reveil du tiers etat

Print shows a nobleman and a clergyman reacting with horror as a member of the Third Estate awakens, throws off the chains of bondage, and reaches for a rifle. The destruction of the Bastille is taking place in... more

"Rosine! Rosine! Ma chère Rosine! Je jure que je t'adore"

"Rosine! Rosine! Ma chère Rosine! Je jure que je t'adore"

Print shows an abbé rushing into the bedroom of "Rosine" professing his love for her, the woman (possibly intended to be a caricature of Marie Antoinette) stands to receive him with open arms, saying "Non, non,... more

Honneurs rendus à la Pauvreté en l'Eglise de St. Jacques de la Boucherie

Honneurs rendus à la Pauvreté en l'Eglise de St. Jacques de la Boucher...

Print shows draperies being hung on the walls of Church of St. Jacques de la Boucherie as a crowd of working class men, women, and children, many carrying torches, accompany a coffin carried by two men during a... more

Reveil du Tiers Etat, ma feinte, il doit tems que je me revillise, car l'opression de mes fers me donnions le cochemar un peu trop fort

Reveil du Tiers Etat, ma feinte, il doit tems que je me revillise, car...

Clergyman and aristocrat recoiling from figure representing Third Estate, who is picking up chains and guns; storming of the Bastille in background.

Journée memorable de Versailles le lundi 5 Octobre 1789

Journée memorable de Versailles le lundi 5 Octobre 1789

Print shows market women of Paris riding on a cannon drawn by two horses, one with rider, during the memorable journey from Paris to Versailles, accompanied by members of the National Guard and others carrying ... more

Dédiée l'Assemblée Nationale--Liste de MMr. les Deputes de Paris a l'Assemblée nationale / Laurent Guyot.

Dédiée l'Assemblée Nationale--Liste de MMr. les Deputes de Paris a l'A...

Deputies of the Third Estate in a carriage drawn by two sheep and two bulls on their way to the Versailles directory; dishevelled lion; figure of the Republic with anchor on low platform behind; list of deputie... more