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The Annoyance of Walking

  • The Annoyance of Walking etching


French nobles had been used to riding in carriages or on horseback. Now, so radicals hoped, they could no longer afford to do so either financially or politically. The imagined response of this social elite reveals clearly to their attackers the worthlessness of such people.

The Annoyance of Walking, 1805, Museé de la Révolution Française, Vizille.

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