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A Foreign Tree

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Title

A Foreign Tree

Description

These painted engravings ridicule the unrest wrought by French revolutionaries by contrasting French subversion with British stability. The "British Liberty Tree" (depicted in the preceding image) is assigned to the mock Latin genus of "Stabilissimus," while the more sickly looking "Foreign Tree" in this image is put in the genus "Subitarius." Notice in the background of the latter, a guillotine, symbol of all that is wrong with France.

Source

mfr 88.72/2

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/69/

Identifier

69