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

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

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  • OLS CARI-ROB 388
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  • 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.
Publisher location
  • England
  • No 50 Oxford Street, London
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Date Created
  • issued 15-11-1790
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Abstract
  • 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)
Collection title
  • Robinson Collection of Caricatures
Series title
  • Robinson Collection of Caricatures
Provenance
  • Presented to the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 1996 by Nicholas K. Robinson.
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  • ink
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  • paper (fiber product)
Culture
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • OLS-CARI-ROB_0388
Source
  • 0042630

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