Primary Source

President of a Revolutionary Committee Distracting Himself with His Art While Waiting

Engraving mocking shoemaker as revolutionary president
Sketch of engraving

Annotation

The shoemaker shown here is president of his neighborhood revolutionary committee. Although this engraving does not portray a specific political activity, the character evokes hostility toward laborers and artisans who involved themselves in politics. The president hardly seems presidential.

Transcription

Title in French
Président d'un Comité Révolutionnaire s'amusant de son Art, en attendant la levée d'un Scellée

Credits

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (48)-FT4

Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 48 (pièces 6461-6583), Ancien Régime et Révolution

How to Cite This Source

"President of a Revolutionary Committee Distracting Himself with His Art While Waiting," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/president-revolutionary-committee-distracting-himself-his-art-while-waiting [accessed August 7, 2022]