A Democrat, or Reason and Philosophy

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Title

A Democrat, or Reason and Philosophy

Description

This cartoon by the popular British caricaturist James Gillray depicts the British politician Charles James Fox as a sans–culotte. Wearing a cockade in his wig and a bandage on his forehead, the unshaven Fox raises his bloody left hand as he lifts his left leg to break wind. Notice his torn shirt, the bloody dagger in his belt, and the fact that he wears no pants. He sings the popular revolutionary song, "Ça ira!" ["It’ll be okay."]

Creator

James Gillray (engraver)

Source

Museum of the French Revolution 85.574
Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793

Rights

Museum of the French Revolution

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/24/|George, 8310. - Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British museum..., Political and personal satires / par Mary-Dorothy George. - London : British museum, 1873-1952, 8310.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Identifier

24

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

34.5 x 25 cm

Citation

James Gillray (engraver), “A Democrat, or Reason and Philosophy,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 23, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/36.