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Matière à reflection pour les jonglers couronnés

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2009,7065.1

  • Title (object)

    • Matière à reflection pour les jonglers couronnés
  • Description

    French revolutionary satire with the decapitated head of Louis XVI held aloft, blood dripping from the severed neck. January/February 1793 Etching and manière de lavis

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1793
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 215 millimetres
    • Width: 172 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title above, continued beneath the image, "qu'in san impur abreuve nos Sillons" (so that the impure blood may water our fields); below, eight lines of French quoted from Robespierre describing the execution of the king as the creation of the republic, and publication address: 'A Paris chez Villeneuve Graveur, Rue Zacharie St Severin, Maison du Passage, No.72'.
        Verso: Unidentified collector's mark, CH.PROTECTOR?
  • Curator's comments

    See related prints of 1792/93 by Villeneuve, especially 2006,0929.3.

  • Bibliography

    • De Vinck 1909-1967 5206-5207 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Execution of Louis XVI
      1793 (21 January)
    • Associated Event: French Revolution
      1793
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2009

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2009,7065.1

French revolutionary satire with the decapitated head of Louis XVI held aloft, blood dripping from the severed neck. January/February 1793 Etching and manière de lavis

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French revolutionary satire with the decapitated head of Louis XVI held aloft, blood dripping from the severed neck. January/February 1793 Etching and manière de lavis

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