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The French Republic hitting the Roman Republic with an apostolic staff. 1849
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Height: 267 millimetres
Width: 371 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of a collection of 106 drawings (1948,1009.20-125), related to the Roman satirical journal "Il Don Pirlone".
For more information see curator's introductory commentary under 1948,1009.20.
This drawing does not appear in any of "Il Don Pirlone" issues, but were it the case it would have been used at the time of the French siege of Rome.
For other drawings dealing with the French siege see: 1948,1009.21, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 53, 58, 64, 68, 79, 81, 82, 84, 95.
The captions translate: "you will be cursed forever" and "the French fraternal protection has had no parallel after Cain and Abel /Lord Beaumont, House of Lords, 12 June 1849". The reference is possibly to Miles Thomas Stapleton, 8th Baron of Beaumont, although there is no comment about him on the manuscript note under the drawing, which interprets the drawing as follows: "The Roman Republican were naturally enraged at the treatment they had re- /ceived at the hands of a sister republic; / which treatment in this cartoon is com- / pared to the story of Cain and Abel."
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Associated Title: Don Pirlone
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
An inscription by Smith on the front page, connecting the drawings with 'Don Pirlone' and an inscription explaining the image on a label below the drawing.
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