Times Change and We Change with Them
Karl Lanzedelly (Austrian, 1815-1865)
Dimensions : 9 x 11 1/2 in. (22.86 x 29.21 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelA 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.