Opening of the Club of the Revolution: Circus Act

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Title

Opening of the Club of the Revolution: Circus Act

Description

This engraving depicts a revolutionary club as a circus act complete with dancing dogs and clowns, all celebrating "the law and the King." This image might have been visual propaganda on behalf of clubs, suggesting that they could bring different people together under a big tent, in support of the constitutional monarchy, or it might have been visual farce, suggesting that the clubs and the constitutional monarchy were nothing but a sideshow.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1789-1790

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/135/|<span>Collection Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 123, Pièces 10802-10907, période : 1790</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

135

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

11 x 16 cm

Title (French)

Ouverture du Club de la Révolution

Citation

None Identified, “Opening of the Club of the Revolution: Circus Act,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed July 20, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/135.