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Chasse à la grosse bête

Chasse à la grosse bête

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Print shows members of a citizen's militia attacking and severing heads of a great beast, the many-headed Hydra of despotism. The Bastille appears under siege in the background. Includes a long caption, "Couplets fur ce fujet air du deserteur de Calais" and "Suite air du bon jardinier."
Title from item.
Trimmed within plate mark.
de Vinck, 1698
Blum, 89
UCLA, 25 & 26
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: "Representing Revolution : French & British Images, 1789-1804" at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, Sept. 15-Nov. 1, 1989.





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