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Exit libertè a la Francois! or Buonaparte closing the farce of Egalité, at St. Cloud near Paris Novr. 10th 1799 / Js. Gillray inv' & f'. clip art

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TITLE:  Exit libertè a la Francois! or Buonaparte closing the farce of Egalité, at St. Cloud near Paris Novr. 10th 1799 / Js. Gillray inv' & f'. CALL NUMBER:  Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item] (A size) [P&P] 2nd impressionPC 1 - 9426 Another impression. REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-07510 (digital file from original print)LC-USZC4-6077 (color film copy transparency of another impression) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  British satire shows Napoleon with his grenadiers driving the members of the Council of Five Hundred from the Orangery at St. Cloud at bayonet point. A drum is labeled "Vive la Liberte," and papers under foot read "Resignation des Directoires" and "Un liste de Membres du Conseil des Cinque Cents." On November 10, 1799, in a move known as the Coup d'État of Eighteenth Brumaire, Napoleon seized control of the French government and installed himself as First Consul, thereafter governing as a dictator. James Gillray was the dominant caricaturist of his period, producing popular savage cartoons of the English court of George III and later of Napoleon and the French Revolution. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 25.2 x 36 cm (sheet) CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Publishd by H. Humphrey 27 St. James's Street, 1799 Novr. 21st. CREATOR: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist. NOTES: Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9426 Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (Library of Congress). Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Unprocessed in WOOD/Gillray.118 Hoff, Syd. Editorial and political cartooning, p. 38; Parton, James, Caricature and other comic art, p. 153, 267-68 -- ljr SUBJECTS: Napoleon--I,--Emperor of the French,--1769-1821 France.--Corps législatif (1795-1814).--Conseil des cinq-cents France--History--Coup d'état, 1799. Soldiers--French--1790-1800. FORMAT: Satires (Visual works) British 1790-1800.Etchings Hand-colored British 1790-1800. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from original print) ppmsca 07510 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.07510 (digital file from color film copy transparency of another impression) cph 3g06077 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g06077 CONTROL #:  2005680371

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