This anti-revolutionary British cartoon shows the malformed figures of two rag-clad French revolutionaries as they engage in a bacchanalia of violence, theft, and drunkenness. Above their heads, the banner reads: "No God! No Religion! No King! No Constitution!"
The symbols of both the old elite orders -- the monarchy, aristocracy, and clergy -- lie trampled underfoot as the world goes up in flames beneath the guillotine's bloody blade.
Both revolutionaries celebrate even as the hangman's noose hangs above their heads, implying that it would only end in disaster for its followers.
During the ten-month Reign of Terror, tens of thousands of French citizens were executed by the guillotine as revolutionary fervor was transformed into a mania for rooting out internal dissenters. The Terror ended in 1794 with the execution of Maximilien Robespierre, head of the brutal Committee of Public Safety.