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Il voudrait abbattre ce qui les soutient

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Print shows, on the far left, Louis XVI sitting on a throne on a raised pedestal with Jacques Necker at the base holding balance scales and appealing for justice. At center, the clergy, the parliament, and the nobility are attempting to pull over a tree filled with members of the Third Estate; Necker stands at the base supporting the tree. On the far right, Louis XVI and Jacques Necker are helping a female figure, representing France, to her feet.
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Caption: Si vous avez peur des Feuilles n'attaquez pas le Corp de l'Arbre ; Le Pied est bon mais la Cime n'est pas de meme ; La multitude des Branches derange leur ambition.
Trimmed to within plate mark at top and bottom.
de Vinck, 1381
(DLC/PP-1921:R2.98).
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).

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01/01/1789
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