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Hell Broke Loose, or, The Murder of Louis

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Title

Hell Broke Loose, or, The Murder of Louis

Description

In this English image, as the King’s head is about to fall into the executioner’s basket, bats out of Hell emerge, symbolizing the Revolution. At the same time, God’s favor seems to fall on Louis through a shaft of light coming from heaven. From the first, some English, especially Edmund Burke, were skeptical, indeed critical of the Revolution, and the numbers grew over time. In addition, the English had a thriving group of political cartoonists. These two factors helped produce some very interesting counterrevolutionary images.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Library of Congress

Date

1793

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/53/
"British Political and Social Cartoons, 1655-1832, not in the British Museum," produced by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1970 (Microfilm LOT 12022).

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Identifier

53
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division PC 3 - 1793 P&P

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Etching

Physical Dimensions

24.7 x 34 cm