Photo, Print, Drawing The triumph of reason - a mere rude sketch!
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- The triumph of reason - a mere rude sketch!
- Print shows a pillar of figures with Charlemagne holding a sword and shield, at the base, Pope Pius IX is seated upon his shoulders holding "fettered" books on his knees, standing behind the Pope is "Luther the great Reformer" who raises up the "Gospel", higher up comes a Jesuit clergyman holding up a "Double Cross", and at the top is an angel, with wings spread, bearing the "torch of Reason". Above the angel is an eye in a triangle identified as "Providence". Around the base are figures "yielding" to the sword enforcing acceptance of the "Christian rules". Along the sides are "the culture of vines, hops, and other valuable gifts of nature." The foundation is the "Citation of 'Governor Seymour's Veto' against the Temperance law. The image is keyed by letter to a description on the verso.
- Marpé, August, Copyright claimant
Created / Published
- - Charlemagne,--Emperor,--742-814
- - Luther, Martin,--1483-1546
- - Pius--IX,--Pope,--1792-1878
- - Seymour, Horatio,--1810-1886
- - Governors--New York (State)--1850-1860
- - Politics & government--New York (State)--1850-1860
- - Christianity--New York (State)--1850-1860
- - Temperance--New York (State)--1850-1860
- Allegorical prints--1850-1860.
- Allegorical prints--1850-1860
- - Title from item.
- - Includes a sheet of lithographed text, the key to the image, mounted on verso: Explanation to the engraving entitled "The Triumph of Reason", (for which the copy-right is secured). A. The design in itself is an emblematical exhibition of the history of Christianity, showing its most prominent features. ... B. Symbol of providence speading happiness & blessings. C. A number of obscurants and hypocrits [sic] troubling themselves in vain, to extinguish the torch of Reason. D. & E. Emblems of the culture of vines, hops, and other valuable gifts of nature, upon which shine the rays of Providence. ... F. A Spring of water, which might be forced upon the poor people by the obscurants and hypocrits [sic], as a preferred compensation of the other blessings, to be only reserved for the use of that insolent crowd of obscurants. G. Citation of "Governor Seymour's Veto" against the Temperance Law. Notice - The leaf contains no confessional offence at all! New York, April 1854.
- - Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1854, by Wm. Menzel and A. Marpé, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
- 1 print : lithograph ; 57.9 x 42.9 cm (sheet) + 1 page of text mounted on verso.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Menzel & Marpé--Triumph of reason (B size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- pga 07633 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.07633
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- LC-DIG-pga-07633 (digital file from original item)
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Marpé, August, Copyright Claimant. The Triumph of Reason - A Mere Rude Sketch!. New York, ca. 1854. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012648896/.
APA citation style:
Marpé, A. (ca. 1854) The Triumph of Reason - A Mere Rude Sketch!. New York, ca. 1854. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012648896/.
MLA citation style:
Marpé, August, Copyright Claimant. The Triumph of Reason - A Mere Rude Sketch!. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2012648896/>.