The Crushed Aristocracy

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Title

The Crushed Aristocracy

Description

This image uses the classical figures of an angel and a cherub to celebrate the achievements of Louis XVI on the base of a statue. The words state that he has destroyed the "aristocracy" and established the liberty of the French people. The monarch’s action is equated with the other great reminder of national emancipation, the Bastille, seen in the background.

Creator

Jean Marie Mixelle (engraver)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1789-1790

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/219/|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 10 (pièces 1571-1762), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

219

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

23 x 19.5 cm

Title (French)

L'Aristocratie Écrasée

Citation

Jean Marie Mixelle (engraver), “The Crushed Aristocracy,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 14, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/222.