"The Crushed Aristocracy"

This image uses the classical figures of an angel and a cherub to celebrate the achievements of Louis XVI on the base of a statue. The words state that he has destroyed the "aristocracy" and established the liberty of the French people. The monarch’s action is equated with the other great reminder of national emancipation, the Bastille, seen in the background.

Source: DCL/PP - 1921: R2.73 PC 5 - A - 1790.5 negative no. : LC-USZ62-62383 transparency no. : LC-USZC2-3569 Document Record: PAGA (2) 83-109