La France Figurée sous un Globe est soutenu du Peuple La Noblesse et le Clergé aide au premier, la ruche represente les trois Ordres reunies.

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La France Figurée sous un Globe est soutenu du Peuple La Noblesse et le Clergé aide au premier, la ruche represente les trois Ordres reunies.

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Print shows a nobleman dressed as a knight and a bishop standing on either side of a globe which is resting on the shoulders of a member of the Third Estate, indicating that the burden of supporting the state was borne largely by the peasantry. The globe is decorated with three fleur-de-lis and topped by a large crown.

Trimmed within plate mark.
de Vinck, 2038
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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