Chasse à la grosse bête

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Chasse à la grosse bête

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Print shows members of a citizen's militia attacking and severing heads of a great beast, the many-headed Hydra of despotism. The Bastille appears under siege in the background. Includes a long caption, "Couplets fur ce fujet air du deserteur de Calais" and "Suite air du bon jardinier."

Trimmed within plate mark.
de Vinck, 1698
Blum, 89
UCLA, 25 & 26
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: "Representing Revolution : French & British Images, 1789-1804" at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, Sept. 15-Nov. 1, 1989.

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01/01/1789
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