Monday, February 16, 2015

First Partition of Poland

I could've sworn this one has shown up on the blog before, but I can't find it when Amanda sent it to me.  This is The Allegory of the First Partition of Poland by Noël Le Mire:
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It's after The Troelfth Cake, a 1773 French allegory by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune and there have been a number of versions of this rather iconic early political cartoon:
Artist is unknown on this one which was in British papers.

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