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  sliming down clergy.jpg - “The Patriotic De-Fattening Machine.” With the abolition of the privileges of the nobility and the clergy, an emerging theme of propaganda and caricature was making fun of the clergy and their extravagant ways of living. Here an obese prelate is readied to undergo a suitable reduction of weight by the patriotic de-fattening machine. A soldier and member of the Third Estate escort him to his fate, while two other clerics limp off after having had the treatment. More broadly, the print expresses the anti-clericalism that emerged in the Enlightenment and grew more widespread during the Revolution.  
arrest of king at Varennes
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“The Patriotic De-Fattening Machine.” With the abolition of the privileges of the nobility and the clergy, an emerging theme of propaganda and caricature was making fun of the clergy and their extravagant ways of living. Here an obese prelate is readied to undergo a suitable reduction of weight by the patriotic de-fattening machine. A soldier and member of the Third Estate escort him to his fate, while two other clerics limp off after having had the treatment. More broadly, the print expresses the anti-clericalism that emerged in the Enlightenment and grew more widespread during the Revolution. Download
Caption: “The Patriotic De-Fattening Machine.” With the abolition of the privileges of the nobility and the clergy, an emerging theme of propaganda and caricature was making fun of the clergy and their extravagant ways of living. Here an obese prelate is readied to undergo a suitable reduction of weight by the patriotic de-fattening machine. A soldier and member of the Third Estate escort him to his fate, while two other clerics limp off after having had the treatment. More broadly, the print expresses the anti-clericalism that emerged in the Enlightenment and grew more widespread during the Revolution.
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