I Was Sure We Would Have Our Turn
Class solidarity was never universal, as this print celebrates the victory of the peasantry over the nobility and clergy. The two defeated orders, linked together to create a horse, support the peasant who with his newly-won freedom, carries the result of a hunt--an activity not legal for commoners under the Old Regime. The peasant also proclaims, “Vive le roi [the King]. Vive la Nation.” This indicates that this was published early in the Revolution, for by 1792, Louis XVI would no longer be popular.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 17 (pièces 2760-2907), Ancien Régime et Révolution
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (17)-FT 4
Still Image Item Type Metadata
28.5 x 22 cm
J'savois ben qu'jaurions not tour