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The Saving of France

The Saving of France


In this propagandistic allegorical engraving, Napoleon saves the female figure of France from the abyss to which she has been led by "revolutionary fanaticism." The figure of fanaticism is armed to the teeth with "the daggers of party spirit" and holds in one hand the chains of slavery and in the other the torch of discord.

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Title (French)
Le Soutien de la France


Alexis Chataignier (engraver)
André Boissier (engraver)
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 54 (pièces 7395-7505), Directoire, Consulat et Empire.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (54)-FT 4.

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