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The Crushed Aristocracy

Annotation

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 and the French Revolution, the Bastille, seen in the background.

Credits

Creator
Jean Marie Mixelle (engraver)

Source
Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date
1789-1790

How to Cite This Source

"The Crushed Aristocracy," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/crushed-aristocracy [accessed August 12, 2022]