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Jean Sylvain Bailly, Mayor of Paris, with his mistress, both represented as chickens. Etching, 1791.

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1791

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Helfand reports that "in July 1791, after the arrest of Louis XVI, in order to get rid of the crowds at the Champs de Mars who had demanded the head of the king, Bailly ordered them dispersed. This act made him extremely unpopular and ultimately lead to his execution. The print shows him with his wife, as chickens; a clyster lies nearby" (p. 1151)

Lettering

Bailly Maire de Paris et sa cocotte. Eh, donc Coco.

Publication/Creation

1791

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 13 x 8.7 cm

Publications note

W. Helfand, 'Medicine and pharmacy in French political prints - The Revolutionary period'; in 24th International Congress of the History of Medicine; Budapest 1974. Acta. Vol. 2. 1976

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 15982i

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  • French


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