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Further resources

Revolutionary prints online

The Waddesdon Manor collection of prints can be searched and viewed here.

A guide to the Waddesdon collection of Revolutionary prints is available here.

The British Museum has also digitised much of its collection of Revolutionary prints and you can use the search engine here.

An American project to study depictions of the French Revolutionary crowds can be explored here.

Contextual information about the prints

You can access 2 of Claire Trévien's articles about Revolutionary prints online:

'The Spectacle of Science: the Art of Illusion in Prints ofthe French Revolution', Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol 3, No 1, 2011, 42-50

'Hunting the hidden silhouettes of the French Revolution', Warwick Knowledge Centre, July 2012

Further reading

Arasse, Daniel. La Guillotine et l’imaginaire de la Terreur, (Paris: Flammarion, 1987).

Censer, Jack R. and Hunt, Lynn. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, (University Park Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001), online version available here.

Cuno, James. Politique et polémique : La Caricature Française et la Révolution, 1789-1799, (Los Angeles: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts: Wight Art Gallery, 1988).

Darnton, Robert and Roche, Daniel. Revolution in Print, (New York: New York Public Library, 1989).

De Baecque, Antoine. La Caricature Révolutionnaire, (Paris: Presses du CNRS, 1988).

Hesse, Carla. Publishing and Cultural Politics in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-1810, (Berkeley, Los Angeles and Oxford: University of California Press, 1991).

Hould, Claudette (ed.). Images of the French Revolution, (Québec: Musée du Québec, 1989).

Hould, Claudette. La Révolution par le dessin: Les dessins préparatoires aux gravures des Tableaux historiques de la Révolution française (1789-1802), (Paris: RMN, 2008).

Hunt, Lynn. Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution, (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, Ltd., 1984).

Jones, Colin. The Longman Companion to the French Revolution, (New York: Longman Inc., 1988).

Kohle, Hubertus and Reichardt, Rolf. Visualizing the Revolution: Politics and Pictorial Arts in Late Eighteenth-century France, (Chicago: Reaktion Books, 2008).

Landes, Joan. Visualizing the Nation: Representation and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France, (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2003).

Pittion, Jean-Paul. Taking Liberties: Satirical Prints of the French Revolution, (Dublin: The French Bicentenry Committee, 1989).

Taws, Richard. ‘The Currency of Caricature in Revolutionary France’ in The Efflorescence of Caricature, 1715-1838, edited by Todd Porterfield (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011), 95-115.

Vovelle, Michel (ed.). Les images de la Révolution française: actes du colloque des 25-26-27 oct. 1985, (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 1988).