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The Knight of the woeful countenance going to extripate the National Assembly Public Deposited

British Museum No. 7678“Burke as Don Quixote, wearing armour and mounted on an ass, rides out of the door of Dodsley's shop. He wears a Jesuit's biretta, much enlarged to resemble the hat of a (Prussia...

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  • British Museum No. 7678“Burke as Don Quixote, wearing armour and mounted on an ass, rides out of the door of Dodsley's shop. He wears a Jesuit's biretta, much enlarged to resemble the hat of a (Prussian) Death's Head Hussar, and decorated with skull and crossbones. On its top is seated an owl. Round his neck is suspended a medallion profile portrait of Marie Antoinette. He carries a long spear and an oval shield, divided into four quarters, inscribed Shield of Aristocracy and Despotism \ each containing an emblem of French tyranny: dexter chief, the Bastille (see No. 7550, &c.); dexter base, a chained prisoner inside the Bastille ; sinister chief, two men burning at the stake; sinister base, a man on the wheel, with axe, scourge, &c. The ass has a human head and wears the triple crown of the Papacy; he is evidently intended for Pius VI. On the animal's neck is hung Burke's Reflections on the French Revolution. ...” (Source: George)
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Publisher location
  • No 50 Oxford Street, London
  • England
Publisher
Collection title
  • Robinson Collection of Caricatures
Medium
  • ink
Support
  • paper (fiber product)
Language
Culture
  • Irish
Provenance
  • Presented to the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 1996 by Nicholas K. Robinson.
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Genre
  • Caricatures
  • prints (visual works)
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • OLS CARI-ROB 388
Location
  • Early Printed Books, Trinity College Library, Dublin
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Last modified
  • 14/07/2020
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  • 0042630
Digital Object Id
  • OLS-CARI-ROB_0388

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