The frogs who wanted a king [graphic].
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- The frogs who wanted a king [graphic].
- Published / Created
- published acording [sic] to act of Parliament, July 14, 1789.
- Publication Place
- publisher not identified
A stork, its head a likeness of Lafayette, stands on a rock depicted with the head of Louis XIV of France protruding from the left edge. He gazes at a crowd of frogs in various dramatic poses, some standing at attention. Opposite the stork is a stick with head of Bailly stuck on top, in his mouth a flag inscribed "Martial Law."
Title etched below image.
Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Contemporary manuscript notes identifying the caricatured figures as Lafayette, Louis XVI, and Bailly.
- 1 print : plate mark 18.3 x 25 cm, on sheet 23 x 30 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) France 1789
Caricatures and cartoons
Engravings England London 1789
Etchings England London 1789
Annotations (Provenance) 18th century
- etching and engraving ; and laid paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Name)
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Bailly, Jean Sylvain, 1736-1793
- Subject (Topic)
France > 1789
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793 > Caricatures and cartoons
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834 > Caricatures and cartoons
Bailly, Jean Sylvain, 1736-1793 > Caricatures and cartoons
France > History > 1789-1793
England > London > 1789
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