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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

Les moines aprenant à faire l'exercise

Les moines aprenant à faire l'exercise

Cartoon showing four men, monks, wearing the uniform of the National Guard marching in a disorderly manner.

Baron du Pont Duchambon, elève du roi à l'École royale militaire de Paris le jour ou il a voulu s'enlever dans le balon de Blanchard au Champs de Mars, 1784 / / Peint par son cousin eleve du Roi.

Baron du Pont Duchambon, elève du roi à l'École royale militaire de Pa...

Half-length portrait of Baron Du Pont Duchambon with balloon in background.

McKean Co.
Noah's Ark improved, or an attempt to land in the teeth of the wind

Noah's Ark improved, or an attempt to land in the teeth of the wind

A British satire on Charles Stanhope's Toleration Bill of 1789 which was an attempt to remove the yoke of religious obligations on persons seeking public office (cf. Test and Corporation Acts). Despite the fact... more

[Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars]

[Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars]

Print shows well-dressed aristocratic women, children, some men, and members of the clergy digging and hauling soil in wheelbarrows in a effort to transform the Champ-de-Mars into a suitable place for the festi... more

Le tems donnant les cendres à la noblesse et au clergé

Le tems donnant les cendres à la noblesse et au clergé

Print shows Father Time flying past an altar on which the privileges of the nobility and the clergy are being burned; he is annointing the forehead of one priest with the ashes of the consummed documents as ano... more

[Two female figures celebrating the birth of America among the family of nations] / G. Gallager, del. ; engrav'd by S. Hill.

[Two female figures celebrating the birth of America among the family ...

Print shows two female figures radiating light are standing next to a globe set on a pedestal, one holds a staff topped with a liberty cap. At their feet is a book open to "The Rights of Man" as well as keys, s... more

Assemblée nationale, abandon de tous les privileges, à Versailles sceance de la nuit du 4 au 5 aout 1789 / dessiné par C. Monnet, peintre du Roi ; gravé par Helman, de l'Académie des Arts de Lille en Flandre.

Assemblée nationale, abandon de tous les privileges, à Versailles scea...

Print shows the Assemblée nationale meeting in a large room with amphitheater seating as members of the clergy and the nobility come forward to renounce their priviledges.

Giuseppe Girolamo Lalande / Demarchi, dis. ; Bonini, inc.

Giuseppe Girolamo Lalande / Demarchi, dis. ; Bonini, inc.

Full-length portrait of French astronomer Joseph Jérôme Lalande.

Franc̦ois Pilatre de Rozier, né à Metz le 30. mars 1756, mort près de Boulogne sur Mer le 15. juin 1785

Franc̦ois Pilatre de Rozier, né à Metz le 30. mars 1756, mort près de ...

Oval head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.

Washington

Washington

Print shows George Washington, possibly at the time of inauguration, stepping on a flag with the crest of England on it.

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Print shows Edmund Burke in fools dress receiving lashes on his bare back as he runs a gauntlet of his peers which also includes Justice holding a sword, and Liberty, with staff topped with a liberty cap, who h... more

Hatsuhinode

Hatsuhinode

Print shows a woman standing on a hillside looking out over the sea at the sunrise.

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

Print shows author and philosopher Thomas Paine, half-length portrait, facing right.

Thomas Paine / Romney pinxt. ; Wright sculpt.

Thomas Paine / Romney pinxt. ; Wright sculpt.

Print shows author and philosopher Thomas Paine, half-length portrait, facing left.

Allons plus de distinction ce malheur commun nous rend égaux

Allons plus de distinction ce malheur commun nous rend égaux

Print shows a member of the aristocracy and a member of the Third Estate embracing in a courtyard, they both wear the horns of cuckoldry which they consider a common misery among all classes; a woman leaning ov... more

Le demenagement du clergé J'ai perdu mes benefices, rien n'égale ma douleur.

Le demenagement du clergé J'ai perdu mes benefices, rien n'égale ma do...

Print shows a group of ecclesiastical figures departing a church with what remains of their belongings (following the November 1789 decree by the National Assembly regarding church property); at the center of t... more

Le pied de néz - dedié aux aristocrates

Le pied de néz - dedié aux aristocrates

Print shows two angels, one standing on a globe and holding a sword, the other, as Fame, soaring above at right, holds a laurel crown and blows a horn; in the foreground, blown over by the force of the angels, ... more

[Title page ornament] / C.W. Peale delt. ; Thackara & Vallance sculpt.

[Title page ornament] / C.W. Peale delt. ; Thackara & Vallance sculpt.

Print of ornament on the title page of the Universal Asylum and Columbian Magazine shows a female figure representing America sitting amid abundance while enjoying the prosperity of peace.

Le corps Aristocratique sous la figure d'une femme expirant dans les bras de la Noblesse &c.

Le corps Aristocratique sous la figure d'une femme expirant dans les b...

Print shows a plainly-dressed female figure dying in the arms of a man, representing the nobility, as two other men, one checking her pulse, stand nearby.

Cela ne se dit pas mais cela se devine / AV [monogram].

Cela ne se dit pas mais cela se devine / AV [monogram].

Print shows an aristocratic-looking couple in a street or courtyard. The woman is standing, facing front, next to a wall, urinating beneath her dress. She holds the hat, umbrella, and walking stick (emblems of ... more

S.E. prospect from an eminence near the common, Boston / del. & engrav'd by S. Hill.
View of the triumphal arch and colonnade, erected in Boston / engrav'd by S. Hill.

View of the triumphal arch and colonnade, erected in Boston / engrav'd...

Print shows an arch spanning the street in front of the state house in Boston, Massachusetts, in honor of George Washington's visit in October 1789.

Theatrical portraiture no. 6

Theatrical portraiture no. 6

Illustration shows an actress performing.