Primary Source

A French Gentleman of The Court of Louis XVI

Cartoon image mocking different cultures


A sarcastic treatment from England of French manners that contrasts the weakness of the old regime with revolutionary arrogance. The engraver also seems to be pointing toward two entirely different views of masculinity.


George, 9410. - Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British museum..., Political and personal satires / par Mary-Dorothy George. - London : British museum, 1873-1952, 9410.

How to Cite This Source

"A French Gentleman of The Court of Louis XVI," in World History Commons, [accessed August 12, 2022]