La verite triomphante
Print shows, on the upper right, Jacques Necker wearing a toga and standing on clouds above a wall or sarcophagus, holding aloft with his left hand a bust portrait of Louis XVI, and holding at his right shoulder the figure of Truth who holds aloft a torch in her right hand and a mirror in her left, which reflects light onto the portrait of Louis XVI; at their feet are figures representing envy, discord, and calumny. On the lower left, Father Time accompanies two allegorical female figures possibly representing History and France. Lurking between these two clusters of figures, and shying away from Necker, is the figure of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord. In the upper left, male and female figures are dancing around a monument topped with two figures.
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Caption: Le Citoyen Vertueux qui sert son Roy Sa Patrie / Avec la Vérité un Jour Confond ses Ennemie / Digne sang de Henry pui je te méconnoitre / que dis je il vit Encorre, et Sully, Va renaitre.
Trimmed to within plate mark.
Possibly purchased from William Holland in 1790. Source: Kate Heard, Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle.
de Vinck, 1359
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).