Twig from a liberty tree, anonymous, 1795

Twig from a liberty tree, anonymous, 1795

paper, h 2.5cm × w 18.5cm × d 18.5cm × l 17cm. More details

With help from the French, the Dutch Patriots assumed power in January 1795 and founded the Batavian Republic. This was cause for celebration in countless cities; liberty trees were established in many places and people danced around them. This twig was cut from the liberty tree erected on Dam Square in Amsterdam on 21 January and preserved as a memento of the festivities.

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