Archbishop Maury. French satire [After PLANCHER, 18th c.]

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(Rather die then give in.) A French Archbishop refusing to preach the civil sermon as het sits on a throne surrounded by devils.

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Archbishop Maury refusing to preach

“Mourir plutot que de ceder.” (Rather die than give in). The French Archbishop Maury refusing to preach the civil sermon as het sits on a throne surrounded by devils. Possibly related to the French archbishop and cardinal Jean-Sifrein Maury (1746-1817), who withstood revolutionary preasure defending royal and clergy interest. Any further input appreciated.

Etching with original hand colouring on hand laid paper. Watermark: letters C.P.
Sheet size: 21,2 x 27 cm. Image size: 19,7 x 26 cm.
Engraver, artist, publisher to be determined.

Anonymous.

Condition: Good, given age. Trimmed. Remains of paper from previous attachment on rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: ARCHBISHOP MAURY-FRENCH REVOLUTION-SATIRE.
PCO-A3-06

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Dimensions 21 × 21 × 1 cm
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Colouring

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