French Liberty. British Slavery  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

French Liberty. British Slavery[1] is a satirical print by 'James Gillray, published in 1792. It pokes fun at the French Revolution, anticipates the modern comic strip in having both separate panels and charactes speaking via speech balloons.

SUMMARY: A design in two compartments. On the left is a lean and ragged sansculotte, seated on a stool before an open hearth ravenously eating raw onions, while he warms his bare toes at the fire. He is rejoicing. On the right is an immensely fat Englishman dining well, who is complaining about taxation and starvation.

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