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The Contrast, 1793 British Liberty/French Liberty

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Title

The Contrast, 1793 British Liberty/French Liberty

Description

In this color print from 1793, the height of the Terror, two circular drawings appear next to each other, contrasting two types of liberty. English liberty exists, as the figure suggests, but based on the Magna Carta, calm prevails. Representing French liberty is an uncontrolled, unruly woman, a killer and destroyer. That a woman represents both sides remains interesting in light of the fact that women were excluded from office. [See also Chapter 5.]

Creator

Thomas Rowlandson (engraver)
George Murphy (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/36/
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 45 (pièces 6109-6282), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Identifier

36
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (45)-FT 4

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

24.5 x 33.5 cm

Caption

Religion, morality, loyalty, obedience, personal security, justice, inheritance, protection of property, industry, national prosperity, happiness | Atheism, perjury, rebellion, madness, cruelty, injustice, treachery, ingratitude, idleness, famine, national & private ruin, misery. | Which is best?