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Description

T-shaped; gussets at top. Brown print on white depicting storming of Bastille; robed female France putting finishing touches to Louis XVI's monument while standing on male oppressor. Female characters "Liberty, Fraternity and Justice" accepting Louis XVI's sword of surrender. Ribbons, wheat shocks and cockades, medals with inscription, spot fleur de lis, floral clumps; white border across head.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1789-1791
Inscriptions
Printed French and Latin patriotic/interpretive slogans within medals and obelisks: La Bastile/Demolite/Aout 29/1789 Abolitio/systematis/AD Feudum/Pertina/Tis LUD/XVI A La Memoire de/Louis XVI/Regeneratele/de la Libertie/Francoi Arrette Pas/L'Assemblee/Aout 24 1789 Patriasalva/Amigitae/Hoc & Faederispignis/ suis commilitonirur/Graticiuis Degroeve/Ruet /Parisels Anno Primo/Libertatis On ends of barrels to left of obelisk: WS+S [?]
Associated Building
Subject Bastille.
Material
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
quilting
stitching
toile (textile material)
wholecloth quilts
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
Classical
Cloth
Commemorative
commemoratives
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
Cotton
Fleur-de-Lis
fleur-de-lis (motifs)
Floral
floral patterns
French Revolution
Hand Stitched
Monument
monuments
Obelisk
obelisks (monumental pillars)
Possibly cotton (textile)
QUILT
Quilted
quilting
quilts
revolutions
Stipple Engraved
stitching
Toile
toile (textile material)
wholecloth quilts
People and organizations
Bastille
French Revolution
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793
Dimensions
112 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.830
GUSN
51158
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