The Estates-General – A faut esperer q’eu jeu la finira bentot

A caricature of the Third Estate (the non-elite class depicted here as a peasant) carrying the First Estate (clergy) and Second Estate (nobility) on his back. The caption reads: “A faut esperer q’eu jeu la finira bentot,” which in English means “You should hope that this game will be over soon,” by Monogrammist A. P. (1789), J,4.172, (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), © The Trustees of the British Museum.