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
Print shows the Louis XIII sitting on the throne with eight men kneeling before him; scene through windows shows fortifications with cannons, bell tents, and soldiers in formation.
Print shows Louis XIV as the harlequin, with pegged leg, riding on the "hippogryphe" or jackass, leading a holy crusade. He wears a large biretta that also fits over the head of James II sitting behind him; the... more
Allegorical scene showing Henry IV, King of France (1533-1610), looking at portrait of his bride-to-be, surrounded by mythological characters.
Decorations at the masked ball given by King Louis XV of France in February 1745, on the occasion of the marriage of his son, the Dauphin, to Marie Therese of Spain; also visible, ballroom interior and numerous... more
This is a collection of twelve contredanses, figure-dances performed by four couples and popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Unlike other published accounts that describe a single figure for... more
Print shows a young girl, half-length portrait, in right profile, reading a letter; in a framed medallion with leafy boughs at top. Title devised by Library staff. Printed at bottom: Dédié a Me. Huet. Printed o... more
Print shows Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, seated at ornately carved desk featuring portrait of Louis XVI. Includes armorial shield below portrait.
Print shows in a cartouche a semi-nude female figure standing on a winged orb which rests on a pedestal bearing the title inscription. She holds to her right a cornucopia from which spills coins; on the left si... more
Design drawing executed not later than September 1782 by Antoine Esprit Gibelin shows Minerva (representing France) standing, leaning forward, holding a spear in raised right hand and a shield, with a fleur-de-... more
Drawing shows Professor J.A.C. Charles reascending in balloon from the Nesle plain, France, on December 1, 1783, where he had landed shortly before, accompanied by Marie Noel Robert in a two hour journey from P... more
Print shows the god Mercury/Hermes hung on a gibbet with a ribbon labeled "caisse d'escompte" and his hands bound with a ribbon labeled "traite de comerce"; from his feet hangs a sheet stating "Droits desportat... more
Print shows a man sitting at a table rendering accounts, standing before the table is a cleric holding a bag of money which he apparently refuses to add to the bags on the table, standing behind the table with ... more
Print shows, in a rural setting, a man from the working class or third estate, handing a bag of money to a member of the clergy, who refuses with his right hand, but reaches behind his back with his left hand t... more
Print shows a well-dressed peasant woman nursing an infant, riding on the back of a noblewoman who is holding onto the shoulders of a nun, representing the clergy. This cartoon presents a realingment of the Est... more
Print shows Sr. Harné, a grenadier in the French Guards, and Sr. Humbert, leaders, respectively, of the first and second assaults on the Bastille, 14 July 1789, full-length portrait, standing, facing each other... more
Allegory showing France as a woman receiving from the three estates (clergyman, nobleman, and peasant) the wishes of the nation and presenting them to King Louis XVI and Jacques Necker, who was recalled to offi... more
Print shows Sr. Humbert and Sr. Harné, a grenadier in the French Guards, leaders, respectively, of the second and first assaults on the Bastille, 14 July 1789, half-length portrait, facing each other, each in o... more
Print shows Charon accepting the baker Sr. Remy, mistakenly beheaded, into his boat while rejecting several government officials and guardsmen, all who carry their severed heads atop pikes; on the opposite shor... more
Print shows (on the left) an aristocrat and a clergyman, each with a hand on a low post, and a member of the Third Estate placing both of his hands on top of the others. "Pied de Bœuf" is a pun on "Œil de Bœuf"... more
Cartoon showing three men representing the three estates (clergyman, nobleman, and peasant) embracing and standing on red, white, and blue sheets marked "haine," "grandeurs," and "benefices." (National Assembly... more
Print shows a nobleman dressed as a knight and a bishop standing on either side of a globe which is resting on the shoulders of a member of the Third Estate, indicating that the burden of supporting the state w... more
Print shows an abbé rushing into the bedroom of "Rosine" professing his love for her, the woman (possibly intended to be a caricature of Marie Antoinette) stands to receive him with open arms, saying "Non, non,... more
Print shows draperies being hung on the walls of Church of St. Jacques de la Boucherie as a crowd of working class men, women, and children, many carrying torches, accompany a coffin carried by two men during a... more
Deputies of the Third Estate in a carriage drawn by two sheep and two bulls on their way to the Versailles directory; dishevelled lion; figure of the Republic with anchor on low platform behind; list of deputie... more
Clergyman and aristocrat recoiling from figure representing Third Estate, who is picking up chains and guns; storming of the Bastille in background.
Print shows Minerva, gazing fondly heavenward, standing on the top level of a tiered checkerboard, holding a pike with banner and a shield with the likeness of Medusa on it; in a pastoral setting is a member of... more
Print shows three men representing the nobility, the clergy, and the third estate meeting beneath a tree against which is sitting Prince de Lambesc, while workmen demolish the Bastille in the background. May sy... more
Allegorical print showing Father Time parting the stormy skies of recent days to reveal Louis XVI eagerly accepting the truth offered by Justice and the arrival of Jacques Necker, recalled on 16 July 1789, as F... more
Print shows a monstrous figure holding a scale weighing a member of the Third Estate; in the background a plump clergyman and a nobleman walk away with a large pig between them.
Marquis de Lafayette assisting the French nation (Marie) trampling figure in sarcophagus with wings and hair of snakes while nude figure is attached by serpents.
Aristocrats in carriage drawn by two lions on their way to Versailles for the meeting of the Estates General; fierce lion at front; figure of the Republic with club on high platform behind; list of the deputies.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Print shows a Capucin monk standing on a platform covered with money bags, ringing a bell, with a bird perched on his head, amid a collection of various jugs, jars, vases, pots (aristocratic dolts or blockheads... more
Print shows a member of the Third Estate, with a turkey-cock at his side, beating a drum and wielding a whip to make dance a pig dressed as an abbot and a dog dressed in Spanish clothing.
Print shows Edmund Burke on bended knee as though proposing to a vision which appears before him of Marie Antoinette, while a cherub touches his head with a firebrand emitting the sparks of romance.
Print shows Richard Price seated at a desk, he turns to look over his right shoulder at a vision of an enormous Edmund Burke, his spectacles, nose, and hands emerge from the haze, a crown in one hand and a cros... more
Print shows monks and nuns enjoying their new found liberty, some are loading possessions onto horses and wagons, some embrace, one couple kisses while another rides off together on horseback. Title from item. ... more
Print shows Abbé Maury walking a tightrope, attended by the devil disguised as a jester, as nobles encourage him from the left, and on the right, a man and woman, representing members of the Third Estate, attem... more
Print shows a man, possibly Joseph-François Foullon, on his hands and knees with a woman of the Third Estate, a sword at her side, riding on his back.
Scenes showing monk holding skull and preaching to crowd from pulpit, monks dining at table with three women, and preparing food in kitchen. Title from item. Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (... more
Scene in Paris plaza between King Louis XVI and a boy begging for money. The boy calls the king Monsieur le Chevalier but is directed to call him "l'aine de la famille" [family elder] by another man in the stre... more
Print shows a central scene at the National Federation festivities recognizing the union of the three estates with a display on a tiered stage illuminated by torches and with many figures making salutory gestur... more
Print shows seven royal physicians in consultation over the health of a female figure, representing the new French constitution, slumped in a chair; a clergyman is washing her feet.
Print shows the Prince de Condé as Don Quixote on a white horse and vicomte de Mirabeau (Mirabeau Tonneau) as Sancho Panza riding on a barrel-shaped ass on wheels, surrounded by a ragged group of counterrevolut... more
Print shows Louis XVI as a pig with fish on his head forming the horns of cuckoldry, on a hind leg is a tether held by a man of the Third Estate.