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Refractory (Clergy) Going to the Promised Land

Print of clergy leaving France


Many refractory clergy left France to join other detractors, as this print shows, or wishfully encourages. However, this is an ambiguous image, which leaves open the possibility that rather than joining foreign monarchies, the clergy are crossing the river leading to Hell.


Title in French
Les Refractaires allant a la terre promise


Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (26)-FT 4

de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 26 (pièces 4348-4477), Ancien Régime et Révolution

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