Dr Richard Price kneeling on a large crown (with a demon on his back) to look through a peep-hole at a group of ruffians ransacking Marie Antoinette's bedroom; representing a speech by Price which allegedly advocated the French Revolution. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1790 (?).
- Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?
- 12 December [1790?]
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Price is quoting: "Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace for mine eyes have seen", the demon says: "Oh! quel Beau Jour". Marie Antoinette is observed through an open door escaping downstairs in her night-gown, on her bed is an inscription: "Alons le Duc nous payerons Noblement pour ceci". One of the ruffians who is about to stab a pillow shouts "Here she is"
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