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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.216
People
Jean-Baptiste Chapuy, French (c. 1760-1802)
After Simon Louis Boizot, French (Paris, France 1743 - 1809 Paris, France)
Published by Gamble et Coipel
Title
Liberty, Armed with the Scepter of Reason, Strikes Down Ignorance and Fanaticism
Other Titles
Original Language Title: La Liberté armée du sceptre de la Raison foudroyé l’Ignorance et le Fanatisme
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1793
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342644
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Mezzotint on off-white antique laid paper
Technique
Mezzotint
Dimensions
Image: 34.5 × 51 cm (13 9/16 × 20 1/16 in.)
Plate: 44.7 × 58.6 cm (17 5/8 × 23 1/16 in.)
Sheet: 48.1 × 65.8 cm (18 15/16 × 25 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Shield with a heart
  • inscription: on plate: Dessiné par Boizot.
  • inscription: on plate: Gravé par Chapuy.
  • inscription: on plate: La Liberté armée d'un Sceptre de la Raison foudroye l'Ignorance et le fanatisme. / A Paris chez Gamble et Coipel, rue des Piques au coin du Boulevard.
Provenance
[Galerie Terrades, Paris, 2012], to; Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, 2012.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
IFF, vol. IV, no. 33, p. 195; Laran [Bernier] 1; [Chapuy] 33
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Jakob Rosenberg Fund
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.216
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

French Caricature and the French Revolution, 1789-1799, exh. cat., Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, and Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Los Angeles, 1988), cat. 132, pp. 230-231 [not Harvard impression, related bibliography]

Klaus Herding and Rolf Reichardt, Die Bildpublizistik der Französischen Revolution, Suhrkamp Verlag (Frankfurt, 1989), pp. 48-49 [not Harvard impression]

Exhibition History

32Q: 2220 18th-19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/13/2017 - 02/08/2018

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