Army of Jugs

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Title

Army of Jugs

Description

This color drawing, produced in 1793 at the request of the Committee of Public Safety and then published as an engraving, caricatures the British army and its king, George III, as incompetent, who, despite fine uniforms, cannot defeat shoddily clad, yet energetic sans–culottes (on the left), who humiliate the British by defecating on the advancing troops. The British vainly try to respond with cannons in the shape of clysters, medical devices used to administer enemas. The key below indicates the particular British figures, notably Charles James Fox and George III, being satirized.

Creator

Jacques Louis David

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1794

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/15/|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 26 (pièces 4348-4477), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

15

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

30.5 x 50 cm

Title (French)

Explication

Citation

Jacques Louis David, “Army of Jugs,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed May 18, 2022, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/15.