Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1995
14 x 11cm, 1pp. he card reproduced a vintage photograph of a small three sailed boat and crew – CH.8619 – returning home with masts down after fishing (an image of the same boat that Finlay used in the 1994 FLIRT) and the text “SANS-CULOTTE: SANS-CULOTTES” beneath it.
The sans-culottes were the great mass of the people during the 18th century and a motive force in the late years of the French revolution: the nickname meaning they did not have breechs (because of poverty).
This is an image of a working trawler – representing the proletarian masses in some sense, and with the sails down they are metaphorically also without breeches. VG+.

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