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- Object: Lombre inique, condamné par Minos, Eaque, et Radamante
A satire on the death of Marc René de Voyer d'Argenson, Keeper of the Seals, showing the latter in Hell, led by demons before Minos, Aeacus and Rhadamantus, who are sitting side by side on the left; on the right are three Gorgon-like women and Cerberus; on the left, demons holding satirical representations of d'Argenson's deeds: 'Magdeleine de Trenel' (d'Argenson cajoling the Benedictine nuns from the convent of La Madeleine de Traisnel in Paris, of which he was a patron), 'Les Pauvres Fustigez et conduits a l'hopital' (the poor being taken to the Hôpital General by force), 'Law Rabille L'ombre dehabille' ('Law dresses [France], the shadow [d'Argenson] undresses'; a satire on John Law), 'contribution sur les filles de Joye' (d'Argenson taxing the prostitutes), 'Normand - Gruet' (two men condemned for fraud and allegedly supported by d'Argenson); in the upper right corner, another scene shows d'Argenson's coffin being pelted with stones by the women of Paris. 1721
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Height: 162 millimetres
Width: 119 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- There is a satire described in Mathieu Marais' memoirs "Journal de Paris", on 6 June 1721; the description given by Marais matches this print perfectly, but the transcribed inscriptions are slightly different. Marais indicates that the print, unsurprisingly, was immediatly banned.
A handwritten note on the print wrongly assumes the print is about Henri François d'Aguesseau, who was Keeper of the Seals before and after Voyer d'Argenson.
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- Associated Event: Death of Chancellor Marc René de Voyer d'Argenson 1721
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