I Was Sure We Would Have Our Turn

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Title

I Was Sure We Would Have Our Turn

Description

Class solidarity was never universal, as this print celebrates the victory of the peasantry over the nobility and clergy. The two defeated orders, linked together to create a horse, support the peasant who with his newly-won freedom, carries the result of a hunt--an activity not legal for commoners under the Old Regime. The peasant also proclaims, “Vive le roi [the King]. Vive la Nation.” This indicates that this was published early in the Revolution, for by 1792, Louis XVI would no longer be popular.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1789

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/152/|<span>de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 17 (pièces 2760-2907), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

152

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

28.5 x 22 cm

Title (French)

J'savois ben qu'jaurions not tour

Caption

Vive le Roi, Vive la Nation

Citation

None Identified, “I Was Sure We Would Have Our Turn,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 14, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/155.