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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

Charles Gravier comte de Vergennes - conseiller d'Etat ordinaire, ministre et secretaire d'Etat et chef du conseil royal des finances / Callet pinxt ; Vangelisti sculp.

Charles Gravier comte de Vergennes - conseiller d'Etat ordinaire, mini...

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. Ti... more

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin de...

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (... more

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; spectators in foregrou... more

Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin ...

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (S... more

Ascent of the 19th September, 1783, at Versailles

Ascent of the 19th September, 1783, at Versailles

Montgolfier brothers before King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; balloon ascension, France. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. ... more

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert faite a Paris dans le parterre du Jardin royal des Thuilleries le I. decembre 1783. Vue prise du Pont Royal / / Prevost fecit.

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert fait...

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; inset map shows locati... more

Depart de MM. Charles & Robert, du Jardin des Tuilleries dans leur machine aërostatique, le 1er decembre 1783

Depart de MM. Charles & Robert, du Jardin des Tuilleries dans leur mac...

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. "Sic itur ad astra" wr... more

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Vue d'optique shows the balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers ascending from the Palace of Versailles, France, before the royal family, September 19, 1783. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the only pa... more

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert faite a Paris dans le parterre du Jardin royal des Thuilleries le I. decembre 1783. Vue prise du Pont Royal.

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert fait...

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; inset map shows locati... more

Expérience du globe aërostatique du MM. les freres Robert au Jardin des Thuileries

Expérience du globe aërostatique du MM. les freres Robert au Jardin de...

Print shows Anne-Jean and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, September 19, 1784, accompanied by Colin Hulin. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staf... more

Dr. Franklin erhält, als Gesandter des Americanischen FreyStaats, seine erste Audienz in Frankreich, zu Versailles, am 20ten Märtz 1778 / D. Chodowiecki del. et sculp.

Dr. Franklin erhält, als Gesandter des Americanischen FreyStaats, sein...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin at the French court in Versailles, one of twelve scenes depicting the history of the American Revolution. Title from item. S. 121. [Plate] 8. Published in: The American Revolution ... more

Précis du traité de paix, signé à Versailles le 3 Septembre 1783 / N. Ponce, inv. et sculpsit.

Précis du traité de paix, signé à Versailles le 3 Septembre 1783 / N. ...

Print shows ten battle scenes from the American revolutionary war, from the battle of Trenton in December 1776 to the victory of Comte de Grimouard, commander of the Scipion, in the West Indies in November 1782... more

Air-balloons / A. Bell, sculpt.

Air-balloons / A. Bell, sculpt.

Book illustration shows five early balloon ascensions in France: two Montgolfier balloons (Fauxbourg St. Antoine and St. Germain); a 1784 balloon of Jean-Pierre Blanchard; and a Charles and Robert balloon being... more

Mr. De Vergennes, ministre des affaires etrangères sous Louis XVI / Bovinet sculp.

Mr. De Vergennes, ministre des affaires etrangères sous Louis XVI / Bo...

Print shows Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right; in oval. Title from item.

Mr. Fitzherbert the British minister plenipotentiary, with Gravier de Vergennes, and le Compte d'Aranda ministers plenipotentiary of the courts of France & Spain, signing the preliminary articles of peace at Versailles (on Jany. the 20th 1783) previous to their final ratification / Metz delin. ; Cook sculp.

Mr. Fitzherbert the British minister plenipotentiary, with Gravier de ...

Title from item. Engraved for Raymond's history of England. Illus. in: A new, universal and impartial history of England ... to the spring of the year 1784 ... / by George Frederick Raymond, Esq.... London : Pr... more

The Treaty of Commerce or New coalition / G.R., delint. ; Lewis 16, fecit.

The Treaty of Commerce or New coalition / G.R., delint. ; Lewis 16, fe...

"Louis XVI (left) and George III (right) sit together, amicably clinking glasses; the latter's right hand is on the shoulder of Louis, who says, with a sly smile, Mon cher Ami I will teach a you de Politess Fra... more

Fraternité des Soldats de la Garde Prisienne des Dragons et du Regiment de Flanders avec les Gardes du Corps lors de leurs arriveé de Versailles a Paris de 6 Octobre 1789

Fraternité des Soldats de la Garde Prisienne des Dragons et du Regimen...

Cartoon about the French Revolution. Title from item. Title translated: The fraternity of soldiers of the Parisienne Guard, the Dragoons, and the Regiment of Flanders with the body guards at the time of their a... more

Revolution, or Johnny Bull in France

Revolution, or Johnny Bull in France

Print shows a large bull labeled "Tiers Etat - Orleans" referring to Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orleans, tossing Marie Antoinette into the air as Louis XVI kneels in prayer on the left; standing behind the bu... more

Reforme de différents droits feodaux et de la dime - le 11 aoust 1789

Reforme de différents droits feodaux et de la dime - le 11 aoust 1789

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

Jean Paul Marat / L.A. Claessens, sculp.

Jean Paul Marat / L.A. Claessens, sculp.

Print shows Jean Paul Marat, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, in oval above nameplate. Title from item.

Nom de MM les deputes de la ville de Paris, a l'Assemblée National

Nom de MM les deputes de la ville de Paris, a l'Assemblée National

Print shows the deputies from Paris to the National Assembly aboard a large, ornate carriage being drawn by a bull, lion, sheep, and a snake; ahead of them, leading the procession, are three female figures, one... more

La Romaine Aristocatique. Le Marc d'Argent preside en France ...

La Romaine Aristocatique. Le Marc d'Argent preside en France ...

Monstrous looking man holding up man on scale, 2 other men and a pig. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1983:172.9) This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Co... more

A faut esperer q'eu se jeu la finira bentot

A faut esperer q'eu se jeu la finira bentot

Print shows the nobility and the clergy, representing the estates general, riding on the back of a man representing the working class, or third estate; the man is bent under their weight and supports himself by... more

La verite triomphante

La verite triomphante

Print shows, on the upper right, Jacques Necker wearing a toga and standing on clouds above a wall or sarcophagus, holding aloft with his left hand a bust portrait of Louis XVI, and holding at his right shoulde... more

Nouvelle place de la Bastille

Nouvelle place de la Bastille

Cartoon shows Louis XVI standing on a pedestal with one foot on the hydra of despotism(?) from which five of seven heads have been severed; on the left, a clergyman offers him a gold coin, and on the right, a S... more

Maximilian Robespierre

Maximilian Robespierre

Stipple engraving by L. Partmna. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions.

Vive le roi, vive la nation J'savois ben qu'jaurions not tour.

Vive le roi, vive la nation J'savois ben qu'jaurions not tour.

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

[Three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French peasants, union of the Three Orders (clergy, aristocracy, and people), and miserable plight of peasants]

[Three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French pe...

Print shows a three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French peasants, union of the Three Orders (clergy, aristocracy, and people), and miserable plight of peasants Title devised by Library ... more

Journée memorable du 6 Octobre 1789

Journée memorable du 6 Octobre 1789

Print shows members of the Gardes du Corps who had been disarmed, joined by the National Guard, and the market-women of Paris who had marched on Versailles in the preceding days, now making the return trip to P... more

Portrait d'apres nature du Sr. Harné natif de Dôle en Franche Comté Grenadier aux Gardes Francaises qui àmonté le premier à l'assaut et à arreté le gouverneur de la Bastille le mardi 14 Juillet 1789

Portrait d'apres nature du Sr. Harné natif de Dôle en Franche Comté Gr...

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

La France reçoit des trois ordres les voeux de toutes la nation et les presentent à Louis Seize et à Mr. Necker

La France reçoit des trois ordres les voeux de toutes la nation et les...

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

Adieu Bastille

Adieu Bastille

Print shows a man playing a bagpipe, behind him lies a lion on a chain which is draped over his right arm, his left foot rests on a gameboard, at the far end of which is a peg with string attached, the string r... more

Sans vous je périssoit

Sans vous je périssoit

Allegory showing three soldiers saving "France" who is falling from a cliff and a monument to the taking of the Bastille in the background. Title from item. Possibly purchased by George IV from William Holland ... more

Chasse à la grosse bête

Chasse à la grosse bête

Print shows members of a citizen's militia attacking and severing heads of a great beast, the many-headed Hydra of despotism. The Bastille appears under siege in the background. Includes a long caption, "Couple... more

France. Britain. Freedom. Slavery

France. Britain. Freedom. Slavery

"A design in two compartments. On the left the triumph of Necker in a land of 'Freedom', in the other that of Pitt in a land of 'Slavery"..." (Source: George) [Gillray]. Price 2sh. This record contains unverifi... more

[3 orders proceeding to Versailles, May 1789]

[3 orders proceeding to Versailles, May 1789]

Print shows ornate carriage in which are riding well-dressed people with horns growing out of their heads. The carriage is drawn by two horned deer; standing on a platform at the rear is a women holding a baton... more

Il faut faire 3 choses

Il faut faire 3 choses

Print shows figures of the estates general; a member of the clergy and a nobleman each place a hand on short pillar labeled "Je tien mon pied de bœuf"; a peasant, representing the third estate, places both of h... more

Le jeu de quilles

Le jeu de quilles

Print shows a member of the nobility complaining to a member of the clergy, representing the estates general, while a member of the working class, or third estate, bowling in the background, appears to be monop... more

La France Figurée sous un Globe est soutenu du Peuple La Noblesse et le Clergé aide au premier, la ruche represente les trois Ordres reunies.

La France Figurée sous un Globe est soutenu du Peuple La Noblesse et l...

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

Portrait d'aprés nature du Sr. Humbert, Compagnon Horloger, natif de Langres, qui a monté le deuxieme à l'assaut à la prise de la Bastille, le mardi 14 Juillet 1789

Portrait d'aprés nature du Sr. Humbert, Compagnon Horloger, natif de L...

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

Allegorie dèdiè au tiers etat

Allegorie dèdiè au tiers etat

Print shows an allegorical scene with a member of the nobility and a member of the clergy, representing the estates general, helping to hold aloft a large heart-shaped frame, which rests on the back of a man re... more

Le Souhait accompli v'la comme j'avions toujours désiré que ça fut.

Le Souhait accompli v'la comme j'avions toujours désiré que ça fut.

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

Reveil du tiers etat

Reveil du tiers etat

Print shows a nobleman and a clergyman reacting with horror as a member of the Third Estate awakens, throws off the chains of bondage, and reaches for a rifle. The destruction of the Bastille is taking place in... more

Adieu Bastille

Adieu Bastille

Print shows a member of the Third Estate playing a bagpipe, standing next to a tame lion, representing the monarchy, and manipulating marionettes, representing the clergy and the nobility, on a string tied to h... more

"Rosine! Rosine! Ma chère Rosine! Je jure que je t'adore"

"Rosine! Rosine! Ma chère Rosine! Je jure que je t'adore"

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

Ils ne vouloient que notre bien

Ils ne vouloient que notre bien

Satire on the greed of the French clergy and their reluctance to give up their land for the Republic on Nov. 2, 1789.

Supplice de Foulon a la Place de Grève, le 23 Juillet 1789 Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp

Supplice de Foulon a la Place de Grève, le 23 Juillet 1789 Prieur inv....

Print shows the hanging of Joseph-François Foullon in the Place de l'Hôtel-de-ville, Paris. Title from item. Plate from: Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française. Paris, chez Aube... more

Reveil du Tiers Etat, ma feinte, il doit tems que je me revillise, car l'opression de mes fers me donnions le cochemar un peu trop fort

Reveil du Tiers Etat, ma feinte, il doit tems que je me revillise, car...

Clergyman and aristocrat recoiling from figure representing Third Estate, who is picking up chains and guns; storming of the Bastille in background.

Sous la gloire des augustes maisons de nos princes, Minerve deésse protectrice de la France, contemple le tiers etat figuré par un laboureur poussant sa charrue dans un sillon

Sous la gloire des augustes maisons de nos princes, Minerve deésse pro...

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

Dédiée l'Assemblée Nationale--Liste de MMr. les Deputes de Paris a l'Assemblée nationale / Laurent Guyot.

Dédiée l'Assemblée Nationale--Liste de MMr. les Deputes de Paris a l'A...

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

Patience Margot j'auront bientot 3 fois 8

Patience Margot j'auront bientot 3 fois 8

Cartoon about the French Revolution showing man seated next to menu 'Desires for 1790,' which lists price of bread, meat, and wine as 8 each. Picture on the wall is called reunion of the three orders, and the w... more

Le mea culpa du Prince Lambesc -- sans restitution point de salut

Le mea culpa du Prince Lambesc -- sans restitution point de salut

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

Il voudrait abbattre ce qui les soutient

Il voudrait abbattre ce qui les soutient

Print shows, on the far left, Louis XVI sitting on a throne on a raised pedestal with Jacques Necker at the base holding balance scales and appealing for justice. At center, the clergy, the parliament, and the ... more

L'homme au masque de fer

L'homme au masque de fer

Print shows a prisoner in chains and wearing an iron mask sitting on a bench in a prison cell, and another man with a lantern and a tray of food entering the cell in the Bastille. Title from item. Possibly purc... more

L'espoir de la France / N. Trevisiani del. ; Verité sulpsit [sic].

L'espoir de la France / N. Trevisiani del. ; Verité sulpsit [sic].

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

Liste de MM les Deputes de la noblesse de Paris

Liste de MM les Deputes de la noblesse de Paris

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... more

La Nation française assisteé de Mr. De la Fayette terrasse le despotisme et les abus du regne feodal qui terrassaient le peuple

La Nation française assisteé de Mr. De la Fayette terrasse le despotis...

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. Title from item. Possibly purchased by George IV... 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

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

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.

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

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

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

Full-length portrait of French astronomer Joseph Jérôme Lalande. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

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. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

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. Title from item. No. 4 from the series... more

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of the...

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

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

[Double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French balloonists, with view of their birthplace, Annonay, and two other scenes from "France pittoresque"]

[Double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French balloonis...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

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. Title from item. Illus. in: The Massachusetts magazine, or, M... more

Mr. Charles

Mr. Charles

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist J.A.C. Charles, who made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon, Dec. 1, 1783. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

The right honourable the Marquis De La Fayette, unanimouslly chosen commandant of the National Guards / engraved by S. Hill.

The right honourable the Marquis De La Fayette, unanimouslly chosen co...

Print shows Marquis de Lafayette, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, wearing uniform; in oval. Includes four lines of verse "translated from the French of the Chev. P. de Berainville" below ima... more

Charles aux Thuilleries [i.e., Tuileries] le 1e decembre 1783 / P.G. Tavenard, sculp.

Charles aux Thuilleries [i.e., Tuileries] le 1e decembre 1783 / P.G. T...

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

M. Charles

M. Charles

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist J.A.C. Charles, who made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon, Dec. 1, 1783. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Frontispiece to Reflections on the French revolution

Frontispiece to Reflections on the French revolution

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. Title from ... more

Smelling out a rat; or the atheistical-revolutionist disturbed in his midnight "calculations"

Smelling out a rat; or the atheistical-revolutionist disturbed in his ...

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

Charles aux Thuilleries [i.e. Tuileries] le 1er decembre 1783

Charles aux Thuilleries [i.e. Tuileries] le 1er decembre 1783

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist J.A.C. Charles, who made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon, Dec. 1, 1783. Title from item. "Jusq'alors san égal, le monarque des airs, y suivit son ... more

The doctor indulged with his favorite scene

The doctor indulged with his favorite scene

Cartoon shows cleric Dr. Richard Price, kneeling on a crown with a demon on his back, peering through a peep-hole into the royal bedroom at Versailles, watching ruffians destroy the Queen's bed and bedroom in s... more

Anecdote arrivée á Louis XVI, quelques jours aprés sa residence á Paris

Anecdote arrivée á Louis XVI, quelques jours aprés sa residence á Pari...

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

Le Fevre / peint d'après nature par Mengelberg et gravé par G. Fiesinger.

Le Fevre / peint d'après nature par Mengelberg et gravé par G. Fiesing...

Pierre-François-Joseph Lefebvre, Duc de Dantzi, French soldier, Marshall of the Empire, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

M. Bureau de Pusy. Né a Port sur Saône en 17[...], député du Baille d'Amont en fche cté à l'assemblée nationale de 1789, nommé président le 2 fevrier 1790

M. Bureau de Pusy. Né a Port sur Saône en 17[...], député du Baille d'...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of Jean Xavier Bureaux de Pusy. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Monsr. Garnerin, the intrepid aeronaut

Monsr. Garnerin, the intrepid aeronaut

Oval head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist and parchutist A.J. Garnerin. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[L'homme aux assignats]

[L'homme aux assignats]

Print shows a man, possibly Armand-Gaston Camus, wearing a garment fashioned entirely from "assignats" (French paper money before the livre), several men (identified by number in the caption) are standing aroun... more

Louis Bernard Guyton-Morveau, né à Dijon le 4 janvier 1737 / Dess. et gravé au physionotrace par Quenedey, rue Croix des Petits Champs, no. 10,à Paris.

Louis Bernard Guyton-Morveau, né à Dijon le 4 janvier 1737 / Dess. et ...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French scientist Louis Bernard Guyton-Morveau. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

L'entreé-franche - je me suis ruine pour l'en gresser - la fin du compte je ne sait pu én faire

L'entreé-franche - je me suis ruine pour l'en gresser - la fin du comp...

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. Title from item. de Vinck, 3989 Forms part of: French Political ... more

En reviendra-t'elle?

En reviendra-t'elle?

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.

An escape a la Francois!

An escape a la Francois!

"A burlesque representation of the flight to Varennes; the royal family in a two-wheeled carriage drawn (left to right) by four galloping horses with two postilions..." (Source: George)

Marche du Dom Quichotte moderne pour la deffence du Moulin des Abus

Marche du Dom Quichotte moderne pour la deffence du Moulin des Abus

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

Enjambée de la sainte famille des Thuilleries à Montmidy

Enjambée de la sainte famille des Thuilleries à Montmidy

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

France ; England

France ; England

Political cartoon showing "France" with man kneeling and presenting crown to old woman on throne with other women standing, three of them with heads on poles. "England" with man sitting on crate "general excise... more

The modern atlass

The modern atlass

"The Prince of Wales carries on his head the Opera House in the Haymarket (as rebuilt after the fire of 1789)..." (Source: George) [I. Cruikshank?] This record contains unverified data from George. Catalogue of... more

Reponce à l'auteur de la chronique, qui appelle bombe la bulle du Pape / déssiné par un bon Chretien ; gravé par un bon Citoyen.

Reponce à l'auteur de la chronique, qui appelle bombe la bulle du Pape...

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

Les deux ne font qu'un

Les deux ne font qu'un

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. Title ... more

Affaire de Vincennes, le 28 fevrier 1791 Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp

Affaire de Vincennes, le 28 fevrier 1791 Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthaul...

Print shows a clash between workers and the National Guard at the Château de Vincennes. Title from item. Plate from: Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française. Paris, chez Auber, 1... more

Jean Paul Marat, né à Genève l'an 1743, député du dépt. de Paris à la Convention nationale / dessine par F. Boneville ; gravé par Sandoz.

Jean Paul Marat, né à Genève l'an 1743, député du dépt. de Paris à la ...

Title from item. Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: "Representing Revolution : French & British Images, 1789-1804" at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amhe... more

L'Attaque de la constitution

L'Attaque de la constitution

Cartoon showing clergy, nobility, and fugitive counterrevolutionaries, carrying flags labeled "Vive la noblesse et le Clerge", "Lettre Pastorale", and "Voincre ou Courir", attacking a rock, identified as the "C... more

D'Aguesseau sauve la France pendant la famine 1709 / Desfontaines delt. ; Moret sculpt.

D'Aguesseau sauve la France pendant la famine 1709 / Desfontaines delt...

Henri-François d'Aguesseau authorizing the removal of grain from a storage facility during the famine of 1709. Illus. in: Portraits des grands hommes, femmes illustres, et sujets mémorables de France : gravés e... more

Derniere procession constitutionelle pour l'Enterrement du serment civique qui se fera le 1792

Derniere procession constitutionelle pour l'Enterrement du serment civ...

Procession of priests with long noses, with Archbishop of Paris, Gobel, in front and mythical creature holding casket of civil oaths bringing up rear. Represents priests who were against the civil constitution ... more

Défaite des contre révolutionnaires, commandés par le petit Condé

Défaite des contre révolutionnaires, commandés par le petit Condé

Print shows the retreating counterrevolutionary army of the Prince de Condé following its failed attempt to restore the monarchy in France. Among the caricatured cast of counterrevolutionaries forming Condé's a... more

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