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The Contrast
The Contrast
Date:
1792
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
27.3 x 37.2 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.2221
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Two medallions, one labelled 'British Liberty' showing Britannia holding the scales of justice and the Magna Carta looking out to a large sailing ship; the other 'French Liberty' showing a frantic revolutionary with snakes for hair carrying the head of a man on the middle spike of a trident, stamping on the decapitated body below, while man hangs strung from a lamppost in background.