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 George, Prince of Wales, seated at a table eating and drinking with several bulls, the "Paddys", a reference to the Prince's Irish supporters, of whom two wear crowns. The illness of George III (178... 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 a sawmill belonging to loyalist Philip Skene and the blockhouse at Fort Anne which were burned by American forces, reteating in advance of the British army under the command of General Burgoyne.
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
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 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.
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 an arch spanning the street in front of the state house in Boston, Massachusetts, in honor of George Washington's visit in October 1789.
A British satire on an attempt by William Pitt and George Rose to transfer to excise law certain import duties; standing in opposition is Edward Thurlow. The central image shows Britannia, wrapped in a blanket ... more
Design drawing for an airship navigational system project by Stoupy Bijou consisting of five balloons fastened to a sixty foot mast, a rudder, two 12 foot long oars, and two polygonal vanes to control the rise ... more
Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist J.A.C. Charles, who made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon, Dec. 1, 1783. Includes banner with caption "Jusq'alors san égal, le monarque des airs, y... more
Print shows several buildings on the Harvard College campus, (l. to r.) Holden Chapel, Hollis Hall, Harvard Hall, and Massachusetts Hall.
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 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.
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 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.
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 an actor portraying Richard III in a tent on a stage, appearing through trap doors in the stage are a king, queen, prince regent, and another prince, all crying "Murder."
Print shows a man and a woman negotiating the fee for the services of a young woman standing to the right; they are outside the "New Tea Room" with entrance through an arch labeled "Designed by Avarice ... Exec... more
Lafayette at the Champ de Mars orders his soldiers to fire on members of the Cordeliers Club, which had been gathering signatures on the Champ-de Mars for a petition to abolish the monarch on September 3, 1791.
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.
Prime Minister William Pitt, and subordinate ministers Dundas and Thurlow portrayed as the witches from Macbeth, contemplating a moon comprised of profiles of Queen Charlotte and King George III.
Print shows Marie Antoinette taking an enormous step from the rooftop of the Tuileries Palace in Paris to Montmédy, she is holding the royal scepter, from which the tip has broken off, in her right hand, Louis ... more
Print shows a cleric, an aristocrat, and a member of the Third Estate who is pulling on a rope tied to a bundle of papers including the "Nouvelle Constitution" and "Vœux de la Nation" which are held aloft by a ... more
Cartoon showing the Prince de Condé (Louis-Joseph) smoking a long pipe and reviewing his army, represented as miniature soldiers, as they are unpacked from a crate by a young bare-breasted woman and a military ... more
Print shows the Pope sitting on the right blowing bubbles representing Papal briefs condemning members of the clergy who took the oath to the new civil constitution, and on the left, an allegorical figure repre... more
Print shows Edmund Burke standing behind and with his hands on the heads of Richard B. Sheridan and Charles James Fox who bow before him over a railing, perhaps before Parliament. Burke says, "Behold the abetto... more
Print shows Charles James Fox seated at center of a table and raising his glass, "My Soul & Body, both, upon the Toast," to a toast offered by Joseph Priestley, who stands at left holding up an overflowing chal... more
Print shows on the left, a member of the Third Estate sitting in a confessional listening to the confession of the clergy from a clergyman reading a long list of sins, a nobleman is departing, carrying a long l... more
Print shows Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as a two-headed monster pulling in opposite directions; Louis wears the horns of a cuckold and Marie Antoinette has the head of Medusa wearing ostrich feathers.
Print showing Lady Archer, the Prince of Wales (later King George IV), the Countess of Buckinghamshire, and Charles Fox engaged in a game of faro as spectators observe.
Print shows sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand.
Print shows a sequence of scenes arranged in two rows starting, in upper left, with King George III dismissing Edward Thurlow and followed by a chain of events resulting from Thurlow's anger that affect family ... more