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Le Triomphe de la religion

Le Triomphe de la religion

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Cartoon shows Pope Pius VII, Cardinal Caprara, and other members of the clergy seeking to receive the spirit of light from the beneficial rays emanating from a dove at top center, parting the dark clouds of ignorance and intolerance; at top right, Jesus sits holding a crown of roses and extending palm fronds to the Virgin Mary, with a nun at her side; on the left, women revolutionaries are struck by bolts of lightning issuing from a shield held by an archangel; at bottom left, a fiery pit claims other revolutionaries, while on the right, a group of new believers prays.
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Caption continues: Le Pape Pie VII et Le Clergé prient le St. Esprit d'éclairer de ses rayons bienfaisans, les malheureux égarés et de les ramêner à la Religion catholique, apostolique et Romaine; reçonnue et protegée par le Premier Consul le 18 Avril 1802 An X.
At head of title: Punition des Méchans (La Ste. Vierge prie Dieu de pardonner à ses persécuteurs.) Le Pere Eternel console les Opprimés.
Trimmed to within the plate mark.
Purchase; Paul Prouté; 1985; (DLC/PP-1985:447).
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).







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