Times Change and We Change with Them


Artist
Karl Lanzedelly (Austrian, 1815-1865)
Date
1848
Medium
Chromolithograph
Dimensions
: 9 x 11 1/2 in. (22.86 x 29.21 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2007.5.27

Label
A series of revolutions swept across Europe in 1848 in which middle-class bourgeoisie, urban workers and rural peasants banded together to demand a variety of political, economic and social reforms. Most of the revolutions disintegrated within a short time, however, as the allied factions turned against one another and fought amongst themselves rather than for their common goals. This print lampoons the particular fecklessness of the bourgeoisie who quickly abandoned the urban and rural working classes as soon as they perceived a threat to their own material comforts.  

Object Type
Print