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Frontispiece to Reflections on the French Revolution Public Deposited

British Museum No. 7675“Burke (r.) kneels on one knee in profile to the 1. with his hands clasped, gazing ecstatically at a vision of Marie Antoinette (1.) who stands upon clouds, crowned and irradiate...

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  • British Museum No. 7675“Burke (r.) kneels on one knee in profile to the 1. with his hands clasped, gazing ecstatically at a vision of Marie Antoinette (1.) who stands upon clouds, crowned and irradiated, wearing Greek draperies; she lifts a veil with one hand and looks down graciously at Burke. A cherub flies above him, holding a firebrand to his head, from which gush sparks. Beneath the title is etched the famous passage beginning It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Queen of France . . . and ending / thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. — But the age of Chivalry is gone — Burke on the Revolution in France.” (Source: George)
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Publisher location
  • England
  • No.50 Oxford Street, London
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 377
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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Source
  • 0042619
Digital Object Id
  • OLS-CARI-ROB_0377

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