Caricature

Le Grande Maitre de la Frisure a la Mode, c. 1770-1775

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This bigwig appears to be Louis XVI out for a walk in the royal gardens with Marie-Antoinette. Though this is usually considered a French caricature, its sharp anti-French satire suggests that it may have been made by a foreigner intent on tweaking the young king’s court. The fall of the guillotine would eventually leave Louis with no place to wear his wig.

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Le Grande Maitre de la Frisure a la Mode
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P.17,468
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