Allegorical print with Franklin: MIRABEAU ARRIVE AUX CHAMPS ÉLISÉES, 1792
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Collection of Stuart E. Karu. Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Louis Joseph Masquelier, Jean-Michel Moreau, le Jeune
Copperplate engraving; Image size: H. 16 in. (40.6 cm), W. 18 in. (45.7 cm)
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
This allegorical print represents the mythical arrival of the French revolutionary leader Mirabeau at the Elysian Fields following his death. As he steps from the boat, he is met by a welcoming group of great men who have preceded him. Franklin, whose death had occurred a year earlier, leads the assembly. Terms of Use Credits