Het Committé van uitgewekenen

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Het Committé van uitgewekenen
Hess, Humphrey
Satirical scene etched in red depicting the patriots, who had emigrated in 1787 after their defeat by the Anglo-Prussian alliance, approaching the committee, apparently two French Représentants en Mission, with requests for money and clothes. Four men stand on the right, two with papers inscribed "Request." From the pocket of one (right), dressed as a soldier, projects a carriage-lamp, which he is alleged to have stolen. One Frenchman, wearing a scarf inscribed "Representant," and holding a pair of breeches, puts money into an outstretched palm. On the left, an old Jew measures a patriot wearing sabots (clogs) for a suit of clothes. Behind him is a wall from which projects a sign: "Nathan Levi Uitdraager en Kleermaaker" ("broker and tailor"). Etching by William Humphrey after a caricature by David Hess. From Hollandia regenerata by David Hess.
William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection - Prints and Photographs
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
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Topical Subject:
Jews--Caricatures and cartoons, Antisemitism--Caricatures and cartoons, Satire
Geographic Subject:
France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799
Shelving Locator:
Print Portfolio 05, cofc-war-print05-050
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Digitization Specifications:
Scanned with Epson Expression 10000 XL, 600 ppi, 24-bit color. Archival tiff image available.
Copyright Status Statement:
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