Photo, Print, Drawing [Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars]
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- [Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars]
- Print shows well-dressed aristocratic women, children, some men, and members of the clergy digging and hauling soil in wheelbarrows in a effort to transform the Champ-de-Mars into a suitable place for the festival "Fête de la Fédération" on the 14th of July 1790 to commemorate the first anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. A member of the Third Estate is standing in the lower left corner, holding a shovel; he is singing a revolutionary song "Ca ira", as bits of the song appear throughout the print. Includes lengthly text printed below the image.
Created / Published
- - France.--États généraux--1790
- - Digging--France--Paris--1790
- - Wheelbarrows--1790
- - Peasants--France--1790
- - Nobility--France--1790
- - Clergy--France--1790
- - France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799
- Satires (Visual works)--French--1790.
- - Title devised by Library staff.
- - Caption: Aristocrates vous voila donc F.... le Champ de Mars / Vous f... la Pelle au C.. Aristocrates vous voila donc F.... / Nous baiserons vos femmes et vous nous baiseré le C.. / Aristocrates vous voila tous f....
- - Most of the phrase "Nous baiserons vos femmes et vous nous baiseré le C.." has been crossed out in ink.
- - Blum, 240
- - (DLC/PP-1983:172.44).
- - Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited: "Representing Revolution : French & British Images, 1789-1804" at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, Sept. 15-Nov. 1, 1989.
- 1 print on pale green laid paper : etching, hand-colored ; 24.5 x 36.2 cm (plate), 29.8 x 44.7 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC 5 - 1790, no. 1 (B size) [P&P]
- French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- cph 3b51537 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b51537
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-USZC2-3584 (color film copy slide)
- No known restrictions on publication.
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- Call Number: PC 5 - 1790, no. 1 (B size) [P&P]
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Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars. Paris France, 1790. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2013646676/.
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(1790) Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars. Paris France, 1790. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2013646676/.
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Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2013646676/>.