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- Object: Duel à outrance. Suite du Duel le 2 Mars 1792. La bonne cause triomphe, la Pique nous assure la Victoire
Satire: Duel between Robespierre, holding shield and spear, and the 'Emperor Feuillant', holding a sword and globe of the world. March 1792
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Height: 182 millimetres
Width: 253 millimetres
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- This print is reproduced by Claude Langlois 'La Caricature Contre-Revolutionnaire', 1988, p.36, and discussed p.251.
The Feuillants were a political group active during the early years of the French Revolution; they were in favour of a constitutional monarchy, which put them in direct opposition to the radical Jacobins, of which Robespierre was one of the leaders. The print is related to the built-up to the war between France and Austria. The 'Empereur Feuillant' is the Holy Emperor Leopold II; Leopold had died on 1 March 1792, but news of his death did not reach Paris until mid-March.
A note in "Magasin historique ou Journal général, contenant tout ce qui est décidé à l'Assemblée nationale, à l'Hôtel-de-Ville de Paris, dans les districts, et les nouvelles authentiques de la Province" (1792), p.100, records that following the death of Leopold II, a cardboard head of the Emperor bearing the inscription "L'Empereur Feuillant" was paraded in the Tuileries.
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Associated Event: French Revolution 1792
Associated Event: War of the First coalition 1792
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