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

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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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Voltaire instructing the infant Jacobinism. Coloured etching after J. Gillray, ca. 1800.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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