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Prints show, in a rural setting, a nobleman and a member of the clergy, representing the estates general, holding the hands of a man from the working class or third estate, signifying their unity. The Gallic cock, with red and blue feathers, is standing off to the side on the left.
Title from item.
1789.29 Possibly purchased by George IV from William Holland in 1790. Source: Kate Heard, Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle.
de Vinck, 2017 & 2018
Champfleury, p. 22
Henderson, pl. 12
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).