Anonymous satirical caricature of the Cardinal Armand de Rohan-Soubise  

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The engraving[1] of an anonymous satirical caricature of Cardinal Armand de Rohan-Soubise (1717-1757) consisting of nude women and phalli. It is a good example of "pornography" as a tool for political subversion during France's ancien régime.

In the same style, there are portraits of Voltaire, Rousseau, Mirabeau and the Count of Artois. They can be found on page 424 and 425 of volume 1 of Männerphantasien were they are called "phallische Porträts" (page 610) or "phallic portraits".

Perhaps this passage

"Representations of the phallus , referred to as portraits d' après nature , played a great role in France during the late ... the targets were : Voltaire, Louis XIV, le comte de Mirabeau, Danton, le duc d' Orleans, and Cardinal Rohan Soubise."--Taboo No More: The Phallus in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy (1990) by Mark Thorn

refers to these portraits.


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