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Voltaire instructing the infant Jacobinism. Coloured etching after J. Gillray, ca. 1800.

  • Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
Date
1800
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562799i
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Voltaire wearing the revolutionary cap is seated in a red throne and embraces a child who has snakes in guise of hair; he is surrounded by menacing men wearing black cloaks, the figure of death and monsters wearing the republican colours; flames and screaming people in the background

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1800

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1 print : etching, with watercolour

References note

Martin Myrone, Gothic nightmares: Fuseli, Blake and the romantic imagination, London: Tate, 2006, after no. 144, p. 199

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 562799i

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